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Ninth Circuit Weighs in on Calculating the FCRA’s Seven-Year Reporting Rule

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently weighed in on a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) case in which the plaintiff sued a consumer reporting agency (CRA) for issuing a tenant screening background check report on him that contained his criminal history, claiming a violation of the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA). The decision in Moran v. The Screening Pros holds that the measuring period for a criminal charge runs from the date of entry rather than the date of disposition. The case, which involved four criminal matters that took place in 2000 and 2006, has been remanded by the Ninth Circuit to the district court for further proceedings in line with its opinion.

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