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The FCRA's willfulness standard favors consumers, especially when defendants have information that corroborates the consumer's dispute.
Consumers often contact the Adkins Firm and ask how to get their free credit reports. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that gives consumers the right to a free credit report under several circumstances. One of the most important and basic rights for consumers under the FCRA is the right to … Continue reading HOW TO ORDER YOUR CREDIT REPORTS FOR FREE
PUBLIC RECORD ERRORS AND CREDIT REPORTS Consumers often contact The Adkins Firm because they have public record errors on their credit reports. Public records may include judgments and liens, such as tax liens. After a judgment or a lien is filed with the court, consumer reporting agencies include the public record information on the consumer’s credit … Continue reading PUBLIC RECORD ERRORS AND CREDIT REPORTS
Credit report errors can cause credit denials. According to the Federal Trade Commission, one out of five consumers have credit report errors. Credit report errors are often the result of mixed credit files. A mixed credit report is a credit report that contains information about more than one consumer. Mixed files are common amongst … Continue reading CREDIT REPORT ERRORS CAN CAUSE CREDIT DENIALS
Debt Collectors' New Credit Reporting Policy Shortens Time for Negative Credit Information on Consumers' Credit Reports Encore Capital Group, Inc. announced a change in its credit reporting policies for consumers. Encore's subsidiaries include: Midland Credit Management; Midland Funding, Asset Acceptance; Atlantic Credit & Finance. According to the Encore press release, "A significant challenge with current … Continue reading DEBT COLLECTORS’ NEW CREDIT REPORTING POLICY SHORTENS TIME FOR NEGATIVE CREDIT INFORMATION
In a recent decision, a district court denied a user's motion to dismiss citing Spokeo under the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"). Green, III v. Rentgrow, Inc. and Trans Union, LLC, Case No.: 2:16-cv-421 (E.D. Va, Nov. 10, 2016). Facts: Walter Green, III, received a credit monitoring alert that RentGrow obtained a copy of his … Continue reading Court Denies RentGrow’s Motion to Dismiss Under Spokeo
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On appeal, Hinkle argued the district court erred in granting summary judgment on her claims under the FCRA, including § 1681s-2(b) because Midland did not perform a reasonable investigation in response to her disputes. The 11th Circuit reviewed the district court’s finding that Midland satisfied its investigation duties under 1681s-2(b) when it: (1) double-checked the information that it had reported to the CRAs against its electronic files; and (2) sent Hinkle a letter stating that “it would be helpful to have a copy of any documentation [she] may have that supports [her] dispute.”