Fair Credit Reporting Act News

Supreme Court Sidelines Class Action Alleging Injury from Inaccurate Internet Information

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a narrow victory to Spokeo Inc. over the online people-search company’s bid to avoid a class action lawsuit for including incorrect information in its database. The court, in a 6-2 decision, threw out …

Supreme Court Justices Divided Over Spokeo Internet Injury Class Action Case

A divided U.S. Supreme Court indicated it may put limits on consumer lawsuits, questioning arguments by a man seeking to sue over what he says is an error-riddled Internet profile. Hearing arguments in Washington, members of the court’s conservative majority …

Supreme Court to Hear Spokeo ‘Non-Injury’ Class Action Today

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider on Monday whether to nip in the bud a class action lawsuit against online search service Spokeo Inc. in a case closely watched by Silicon Valley companies that face similar claims. If the court …

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Limiting Consumer Lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider a business-backed bid to put new limits on Congress’s power to authorize consumer lawsuits in federal court. The justices said they will hear an appeal from the data broker Spokeo Inc. in a dispute …

Consumer Credit Agencies Agree to Address Errors, Medical Debt

Buying homes, getting jobs and borrowing money will be easier after an agreement by the three biggest U.S. consumer credit reporting services with New York. “This is huge,” Chi Chi Wu, an attorney at Boston-based National Consumer Law Center, said …

FTC: Online Background Check Firms May Be Violating Fair Credit Law

Federal regulators this week warned several companies that the quick, easy background checks they are providing online might violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The Federal Trade Commission sent warning letters to 10 businesses, including sites like 4Nannies.com and USA …

Supreme Court Weighs Government Liability Under Credit Reporting Law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considered whether the federal government could be liable for money damages by printing confidential credit card information on a customer’s receipt, increasing the risk of identity theft. A decision against the government could make …