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FCRA

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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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The complaint for this class action comes packed with allegations against three companies, Avalon Health Care Inc., Berryman Health, Inc., and Avalon Health Care Management of California, LLC. It first makes claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state laws about the companies’ practices of obtaining background reports for job applicants. Then it goes on to a number of labor law violations

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Plaintiff Carlos Ramirez was turned down for a job because a background report on him claimed that he had been convicted of a petit theft in 2013. Ramirez says he could not have committed the 2013 theft because he did not set foot in the US until 2015. The complaint for this class action alleges that First Advantage Background Services Corporation violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when Ramirez tried to correct the record. 

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Deluxe Corporation and Deluxe Check Printers regularly obtain credit background reports on prospective employees, says the complaint for this class action. However, the complaint alleges that they do this without obtaining providing proper disclosures or obtaining proper authorization. This would be a violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and as well as California’s Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) and its Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRAA).

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Although your potential employer or landlord or creditor may obtain a credit report on you, in order to see if they’d like to do business with you, parties may only request consumer or credit reports if they have a valid reason to do so. The complaint for this class action alleges that Parrent Smith Investigations did not have a valid reason for obtaining information on the plaintiff in this case when they pulled his credit report.

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