Consumers filed fewer FCRA complaints in September 2018 than they did in August, according to the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, Oregon, citing a report from WebRecon. FCRA filings declined 21.7% percent over the prior month, dropping from 433 to 339 cases. This downturn between September and […]
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The Southern District of Ohio recently came out with another opinion in favor of arbitration provisions. In Fox v. Transunion, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 183937 (S.D. Ohio Oct. 26, 2018), the plaintiff filed suit alleging that a bank violated FCRA and defamed her by reporting disputed charges to […]
The Eastern District of Wisconsin recently confirmed that the permissible purpose for obtaining a consumer credit report under FCRA is broad. In Long v. Bergstrom Victory Lane, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 171750 (E. D. Wisc. October 4, 2018), the plaintiff brought FCRA and other claims after an auto […]
The Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently denied a motion for summary judgment in a FCRA case, paving the way for the dispute to proceed to trial. In Chiarello v. Trans Union, LLC, No. 2:17-cv-00513-AB, 2018 WL 4698846 (E.D. Penn. Oct. 1, 2018), plaintiff filed FCRA claims against the […]
The Central District of California just issued a summary judgment ruling in case regarding how clear and conspicuous a FCRA disclosure form and authorization must be. In Luna v. Hansen & Adkins Auto Transp., Inc., 313 F. Supp. 3d 1151 (C.D. Cal. 2018), a job applicant brought a […]
The Northern District of California recently granted preliminary approval of a class action settlement in Esomonu v. Omnicare, Inc., No. 15-cv-02003-HSG, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 142110 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 21, 2018). In this case, plaintiff was employed by defendant. Like many employers, defendant required the plaintiff, and other […]