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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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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 get authorization for background checks. 

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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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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) limits other parties’ abilities to obtain credit reports on consumers. Businesses who wish to get consumer reports on people must have one of a limited valid number of reasons to do so. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that Wells Fargo improperly obtained a credit report on plaintiff Wylie S. Rogers.

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Did Home Depot USA, Inc. violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in its dealings with prospective employees? The complaint for this class action says it did in that it did not have a form that met the requirements of the law to inform prospective employees that it would be conducting a background check on them. 

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This settlement resolves a class action alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The complaint alleged that Maxim HealthCare Services, Inc. violated the law when it accessed the credit reports of job applicants who signed release and authorization forms.

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DHI Group, Inc. and Dice, Inc. are settling a class action alleging that they violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) intends to ensure that consumers’ credit reports are only accessed for certain limited, permissible purposes, and that consumers are properly informed of, and consent to, the access. The complaint for this class action alleges that Home Depot USA, Inc. did have a permissible purpose but did not properly perform the disclosure and assent process.

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) specifies the reasons parties may obtain consumer credit reports on others. The list of valid reasons is limited. The complaint for this class action alleges that Comcast Cable Communications, LLC has violated the FCRA by doing hard credit pulls on consumers when they so much as inquire about the price of its services.

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