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Ms. Klander defends businesses and professionals against liability and malpractice claims in the consumer law defense, professional liability, and general liability arenas.
Also experienced in complex litigation, employment law, non-compete disputes, and class action lawsuits, Ms. Klander regularly represents clients in both state and federal courts across the United States. She currently defends creditors and credit professionals against federal consumer statute claims, defends health care providers and professionals against liability claims, and represents businesses in a spectrum of commercial disputes. She also consults with and trains clients on compliance with state and federal regulations.
Ms. Klander serves on the Board of Directors of the Hennepin County Bar Association and the insideArm Legal Advisory Board. She regularly presents at national conferences on federal consumer regulations, including at ACA International, Inc. Ms. Klander also serves on Bassford Remele's Board of Directors and as Co-Chair of its Recruiting Committee.
Represented agency in appeal on two consolidated claims based on the allegation that language in letters was false or misleading and successfully affirmed dismissal at the Seventh Circuit on grounds that consumers lacked Article III standing because they failed to present any evidence of claimed harm.
Obtained opinion from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirming the district court’s order dismissing the plaintiff's FDCPA claims on the grounds that the challenged letter was not unfair or deceptive and the interest sought was permitted.
Obtained opinion affirming the district court’s order dismissing the plaintiff's FDCPA claims and holding as a matter of first impression that a materiality standard applies to claims of deception under the FDCPA. Hill, 888 F.3d 343 (8th Cir. 2018).
Successfully defended agency against FDCPA claims and obtained order dismissing the plaintiff’s claims on the grounds that the challenged letter was not deceptive, the claims were immaterial, and interest sought was permitted.
Obtained decision affirming summary judgment in favor of attorney defendants because the plaintiff could not produce evidence to prove that but for the attorneys’ alleged malpractice, the plaintiff would have obtained a more favorable result in the underlying real estate transaction.
Obtained order dismissing a plaintiff’s medical malpractice claims because the complaint failed to allege compensable damages.
Obtained order dismissing a plaintiff’s complaint for failure to meet basic pleading requirements under Minn. R. Civ. P. 8.01.
The Minnesota Supreme Court granted immunity to the provider under the Minnesota Commitment Treatment Act holding that the Act applied to a provider’s good-faith actions not to admit a patient seeking voluntary admission; Binkley, 877 N.W.2d 547 (Minn. 2016).
Successfully defended agency against FDCPA claims and obtained order dismissing the plaintiff’s claims on the grounds that the FDCPA does not apply to tort subrogation claims and imposing sanctions against the plaintiff for frivolous motion filing.
Successfully defended client against legal malpractice claims and obtained order dismissing actions and imposing sanctions on plaintiff including filing injunction.
Successfully obtained an order staying litigation in the case until resolution of the FCC’s determination on TCPA rulings.
Successfully obtained reversal of federal district court order granting class certification on claims under the FDCPA because the claims lacked commonality and predominance and a class action was not a superior method of resolving the claims.
Obtained opinion affirming the district court’s order dismissing the plaintiff’s claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Acts and for interference with contractual relations and order enjoining the plaintiff from pursuing future similar litigation absent an attorney or court approval; Blodgett, 555 F. App’x 639 (8th Cir. 2014).
Obtained an opinion holding that the FDCPA requires that a validation notice be “sent,” not “received,” that opinions regarding a debtor’s creditworthiness do not amount to a FDCPA violation, and that a misrepresentation must be “material” to be a violation.
Obtained opinion holding that mortgage foreclosure activities, including a pre foreclosure notice with FDCPA language, are not taken “in connection with the collection of any debt” and therefore not subject to the FDCPA.
Michael Klutho and Jessica Klander Obtain Dismissal for Clients
Michael A. Klutho and Jessica L. Klander recently represented a law firm and one of its attorneys...
Jessica Klander is Guest Speaker on Consumer Law Defense Podcast
Jessica L. Klander was a guest speaker on ACA International, Inc.'s podcast Legal Review:...
Mark Whitmore Elected CEO; Jessica Klander Elected to Board of Directors
Mark Whitmore, a member of Bassford Remele for nearly three decades, has been elected to serve as...
Jessica Klander and Michael Klutho to Present on Avoiding Potential Payment Portal Pitfalls
Jessica Klander and Michael Klutho will present "Avoiding Potential Payment Portal Pitfalls" for...
Jessica Klander to Present on the New CFPB Rule
Jessica Klander will co-present "Delivery Requirements (Vendor Side) Electronic Communication...
Jessica Klander Prepares Amicus Brief in Hunstein Matter
On June 1, 2021, the Consumer Relations Consortium (CRC) filed an amicus brief supporting the...
Patrick Newman, Jessica Klander and Tal Bakke Present on Data Privacy Issues
Patrick Newman, Jessica Klander, and Tal Bakke will present at a complimentary webinar hosted by...
Five Bassford Remele Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
Bassford Remele would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2022 Edition of...
Michael Klutho and Jessica Klander Present on Hunstein and Reg F
Michael Klutho and Jessica Klander will present "Hunstein and Reg F Walk Into a Bar . . ....
Honors & Awards
Ms. Klander was a guest speaker on an ACA International, Inc. podcast.
Ms. Klander was interviewed by Minnesota Lawyer.
Ms. Klander and one of her colleagues have synthesized their daily experiences with “alphabet soup” claims (FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA, etc.) into a webinar series entitled “In the Alphabet Soup with Bassford Remele” in which they discuss and analyze the latest consumer law developments: