Consumer Protection & Privacy

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CFPB Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Article III Standing Case
Posted on 15 Sep 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB, together with the DOJ, has filed a second amicus brief in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins , the case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court in which the issue is whether a plaintiff who cannot show any actual harm from a violation... Read More

US Supreme Court Grants Certiorari to Data Aggregator in Fair Credit Reporting Act Case
Posted on 27 Apr 2015 by Mark Rogers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court today granted certiorari to an online data aggregation service in a case pertaining to whether the lead plaintiff in a putative action brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)... Read More

District Court Holds That Background Check Adjudication by Consumer Reporting Agency Is Not Adverse Action Under the FCRA If There Is Real Opportunity For Dispute
Posted on 18 Aug 2014 by Troutman Sanders

By David M. Gettings and Bryan M. Haynes Employers utilizing background checks in their applicant screening process often battle two competing forces – the need to screen and hire employees quickly and the requirement that they wait a reasonable... Read More

Consumer Lawsuits and Complaint Activity Increase During Early 2015
Posted on 12 May 2015 by Troutman Sanders

by Tim J. St. George , David M. Gettings and David N. Anthony Lawsuits filed by consumers under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and Fair Credit Reporting Act all increased from February to March 2015, according... Read More