In Bickley v. Dish Network, the Sixth Circuit on May 13, 2014 affirmed the dismissal of a claim for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act for accessing a credit report without a permissible purpose.
Since 60 Minutes aired, 40 Million Mistakes: Is Your Credit Report Accurate?, their has been an increase in the filing of federal lawsuits under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) and Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (“FDCPA”) by consumers throughout the U.S.
There’s already been quite a bit of media attention around the fact that Swift Transportation Company (Swift) agreed to a $4.4 million settlement to settle a class action lawsuit which alleged that the company failed to inform job applicants about their rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as well as their alleged failure to follow the FCRA in other respects.
On April 21, 2014, Swift Transportation Co. of Arizona and a class of plaintiffs jointly moved for preliminary settlement approval to end litigation for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) in Ellis, et al. v. Swift Transportation Co. of Arizona, LLC, Case No. 13-CV473 (E.D. Va. April 21, 2014).
Two companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that they violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as consumer reporting agencies.