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Consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) play an outsize role in people’s lives these days, with even prospective employers and landlords asking for consumer reports. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) governs the activities of CRAs and also of the companies known as furnishers that provide information to CRAs. The complaint for this class action alleges that BMW Financial Services NA, LLC has furnished erroneous negative and derogatory information on consumer credit reports and has failed to properly investigates disputes.

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Identity theft is becoming an ever-larger problem, with the increasing number of data breaches and their increasing size. The complaint for this class action alleges that Experian Information Solutions, Inc. failed to note on a consumer report that an account with VW Credit, Inc. was disputed, and that it thereby violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

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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.

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When consumer debts are discharged in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, companies that furnish credit information to credit reporting companies must update the information they provide to show that the debts were discharged. This settlement resolves a class action alleging that Capital One did not do this when the debts were discharged in bankruptcy after they were sold.

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Experian is settling a class action alleging that it reported incorrect public records information on consumer credit reports. The complaint alleged that the information was wrong or belonged to other people, regarding such things as tax liens, civil judgments, and bankruptcies.

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With more and more parties insisting on obtaining credit reports, not just for prospective borrowers but also for prospective tenants and employees, it’s clear that credit reports must be accurate. The complaint for this class action alleges, however, that Bank of America, NA has reported “erroneous negative and derogatory information” on customers to credit reporting agencies. It brings suit under the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCCRAA).

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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.

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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 an agreement to buy one. 

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Unauthorized credit “pulls”—the obtaining of credit information on consumers without their consent—are an invasion of privacy, and they can also lower the persons’ credit ratings. The complaint for this class action alleges that Capital One, NA obtain credit reports on individuals without their permission and without a permissible purpose, in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) governs consumer credit reporting in a number of ways. One of its provisions is that no third party may get a report on a particular consumer without a valid purpose. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that Synchrony Bank performs a “hard pull” to obtain credit reports on consumers when it has no permitted reason to do so.

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