Kenn v. Eascare, Civil Action No. 20-cv-10070-ADB, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 158820 (D. Mass. Sep. 1, 2020) is a Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) standing case. Here, the Court concluded that a mere technical violation of the FCRA (specifically, the disclosure requirement) does not automatically confer standing. The Court also discusses Plaintiff Nicole Kenn’s

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) maintains the Specially Designated Nationals (“SDN”) list, which is published to identify suspected terrorists and other bad actors.  US persons are generally prohibited from dealing with anyone on the list, so companies and governments regularly run checks against the SDN list and other

In a recent case from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania[1], the court provided some helpful clarifications regarding the reinvestigation obligations of a consumer reporting agency (“CRA”) under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).  Section 611(a) of the FCRA requires a CRA to conduct a reasonable reinvestigation of any item of information in a

A recent decision in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania confirms Third Circuit precedent that an employer’s failure to provide a consumer with notice of their rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), as required by the FCRA, does not cause an injury-in-fact where the plaintiffs ultimately became aware of their rights and timely brought

Supplemental jurisdiction, in simple terms, is a statutory tool that enables federal district courts to entertain claims not otherwise within their adjudicatory authority. The claims however should be “so related to claims . . .[in the federal-court case] that they form part of the same case or controversy.” (28 U.S. Code § 1367 et seq.)

The latest entry in a nearly decade-long dispute between a plaintiff and his former employer and manager, Mattiaccio v. DHA Grp., Inc., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 129464 (D.D.C. July 21, 2020) is an in-depth analysis of standing under the FCRA in the face of unclear pleading by a pro se litigant.

The Mattiaccio plaintiff

An individual’s background is often evaluated for important decisions.  When our society was smaller and more close-knit, individuals familiar with the interested person’s life and background filled this need.  As our society became larger, however, the need for objective information became greater, and companies began drafting background reports.  Several laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting

The Credit Reporting Resource Guide (“CRRG”) is a resource guide prepared by the Consumer Data Industry Association that provides codes that facilitate compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). (Learn more here.) Courts in the Sixth Circuit have previously established that the CRRG is not dispositive on FCRA compliance. Thus, when Plaintiff tried

Just a few weeks ago, the Honorable Laurie J. Michelson of the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division commented on the high number of identical lawsuits against Michigan First, covered here. Unfortunately, it did not take very long for Michigan First to be dragged into court again (See Euring v. Equifax Info. Servs.,