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Supreme Court to Take a Stand on Standing, Granting Cert. of 9th Circuit’s Ramirez Decision

In a welcomed opportunity for clarity in the standing context as it applies to class actions, the Supreme Court granted cert in Ramirez v. TransUnion LLC. The case involved a product offered by TransUnion to identify consumers with names designated by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Assets Control (OFAC) as posing a national […]

11th Cir. Rejects FCRA Claim, Adopts ‘Maximum Possible Accuracy‘ Standard

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit held that a consumer report that was factually accurate with clear instructions on how to further confirm the report’s accuracy was not misleading and complied with the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (FCRA) “maximum possible accuracy.” The opinion was issued in Erickson v. First Advantage Background Services […]

Macy’s Criminal History Discrimination

A class-action lawsuit was filed in June by Outten and Golden LLC, along with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and Youth Represents, against Macy’s Inc., which challenges the business’s use of an overbroad and unnecessarily punitive criminal history screen in making hiring and termination decisions. The lawsuit was brought by The Fortune […]

TransUnion Sued in Federal Class Action for Continuing to Misreport Innocent Consumers as Terrorists on Credit Reports Despite Previous Punitive Damages Verdicts Against It for Similar Misreporting

A class action was filed in Pennsylvania against the TransUnion credit reporting agency alleging that the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when it mislabeled the plaintiff as a terrorist on his credit report based upon his name being the same as two individuals on a terrorist watch list. The pre-approval mortgage applications […]

The Washington Report – January 2020

At the CFPB On January 9th, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against several companies that offer student debt relief services. The CFPB alleges that the companies have violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Consumer Financial Protection Act […]

Employers paid out $174M to resolve background check lawsuits

In the past decade, employers resolving class-action lawsuits over alleged background check violations paid out a total of $174 million, a new compilation of court records showed. The companies that provided those reports to employers paid another $152 million when they were sued directly by individuals for allegedly violating the Fair Credit and Reporting Act […]


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