Mark Herrmann



  • Monday, October 1, 2007
    On December 4, 2003, Congress enacted the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act ("FACTA"). Laudably, Congress sought to address rampant and costly identity theft and credit card fraud. The good news is that, because of FACTA, consumers are now entitled to a free credit report each year. The bad news (for all but plaintiffs' lawyers) is that FACTA has...
  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    Since the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (Pub. L. No. 109-2) was enacted on February 18, 2005, many commentators have summarized the Act's operative provisions.This article does not repeat those efforts.This article instead focuses on some of the less obvious, and possibly unintended, effects the Act may have on parties litigating class actions under it...