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Bulletin: FCRA Litigation on the Rise!

New data offer fascinating insight into current trends for consumer finance litigation. According to WebRecon, Complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have spiked by 10% in the last month alone. And, from October to November, litigious plaintiffs increased their efforts to bring statutory claims against financial service […]

On the Mend: Bill Requiring Delayed Reporting of Veterans’ Medical Debts Seeks to Correct Department of Veterans Affairs Payments Errors

On November 14, 2018, a previously-introduced bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) to “rectify problematic reporting of medical debt included in a consumer report of a veteran due to inappropriate or delayed payment for hospital care, medical services, or extended care services provided in a […]

No Double-Dipping Under FCRA

In an oldie but goodie, an FTC blog from Feb 2017 warns employers who rely on credit checks not to double-dip.  In other words, if an employer requests a consumer report for one purpose, the employer should not then use the report for another purpose. The FTC explains […]