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Early Warning Service Consumer Report Settlements

Early Warning Services, LLC (EWS) is paying a little less than $4 million to settle a class action alleging the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in two ways. First, the complaint alleged that when consumers asked for a copy of their files, EWS provided not the entire file but a “Summary File  Read more

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Southern California Edison Incorrect Reporting of Negative Info Class Action

Southern California Edison Company provides information to consumer reporting agencies. The complaint for this class action claims that the company has sometimes reported information on consumers that is inaccurate, thus violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCCRAA).  Read more

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Wells Fargo Consumer Reports FCRA Settlement

Wells Fargo is paying $3.8 million to settle a class action alleging it obtained consumer reports for employment purposes without making the disclosures or meeting other requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).  Read more

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Ally Financial Credit Check for Closed Account FCRA Class Action

The complaint for this class action says in its introduction, “There is a need to [e]nsure that consumer reporting agencies exercise their grave responsibilities with fairness, impartiality, and a respect for the consumer’s right to privacy.” This is what Congress intended to provide with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). However, it alleges, Ally Financial,  Read more

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Verizon Obtains Credit Reports with No Permissible Purpose Class Action

Consumer credit and background reports are being used more and more often these days, not only when consumers apply for credit, but also when they apply for a job or apply to rent an apartment. However, companies must have a valid reason to request such reports. The complaint for this class action alleges that Verizon  Read more

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Wells Fargo Incorrect Reporting of Paid-Off Debt Class Action

Because consumer credit reports are increasingly important these days, it is also important that company reports about outstanding loans be accurate. The complaint for this class action alleges Wells Fargo, NA continued to report a debt that had been paid off, despite the consumer’s attempts to get the debt removed from her credit report.  Read more

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TransUnion Reporting of CashCall, Western Sky Debts Settlement

TransUnion, LLC is putting aside $500,000 to resolve a class action brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) concerning information it reported on consumers. The complaint alleged that TransUnion reported collection accounts for some consumers that had originated with loans from CashCall or Western Sky, even though the consumers lived in states whose laws  Read more

Synergy One Lending Consumer Report Authorization FCRA Class Action

Companies may request consumer reports on employees or prospective employees, but only according to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which has requirements for authorization and use of such reports. The complaint for this class action alleges that Synergy One Lending, Inc. violated the FCRA and California state laws in the document it used to  Read more

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Dignity Health Consumer Report Disclosures FCRA California Class Action

The complaint for this class action argues that Dignity Health has committed violations of federal and state laws: the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), California’s Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA), and its Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRAA). All involve disclosures relating to Dignity’s obtaining of consumer reports on prospective employees.  Read more

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Smith Volkswagen Unauthorized Credit Inquiries FCRA Class Action

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulates the obtaining and use of credit reports, among other things. This complaint alleges that Smith Volkwagen, Ltd. violated that law when it made as many as seven hard credit pulls on a consumer’s credit reports when she was simply looking around at vehicles and had not entered into  Read more

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