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 [...]
Owen's Motion to Dismiss FCRA Claims Denied A federal court denied Owen's Motion to Dismiss the plaintiff's claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Polvorosa v. Allied Collection Services, et al, U.S.D.C Nev. Jan. 3, 2017 Facts: The plaintiff Polvorosa, alleged that the defendants violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In 2011, the [...]
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against Equifax, Trans Union and their subsidiaries for deceiving consumers about the usefulness and actual cost of credit scores sold to consumers. According to the CFPB papers, Equifax and Trans Union also lured consumers into costly recurring payments for credit related products with false promises. The CFPB ordered [...]
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 [...]
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District Court of Columbia held the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) can keep its powers. On October 11, the court of Appeals held that while the CFPB's single director director removable only for cause structure is unconstitutional, other portions of the statute authorizing the CFPB are constitutional. In PHH Corp. [...]
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Wendy's launches investigation into data breach after customers complain of fraudulent charges on credit and debit cards.
CHS Data Breach Puts Patients At Risk for ID Theft in Georgia, New Jersey, South Carolina and Tennessee Community Health Systems (CHS) was the target of at least two cyber attacks originating from China in April and June of 2014. The Tennessee-based healthcare organization, which owns, operates, and leases almost 200 hospitals across 29 different states1, confirmed that confidential, [...]
Court Denies Trans Union Motion to Stay in FCRA Class Action Case Dennis v. Trans Union, LLC, Dist. Court, ED Pennsylvania (Jan. 12, 2016) Consumer reporting agency Trans Union filed a motion to stay, in an effort to postpone legal proceedings for violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). The Court denied Trans Union's motion because Trans [...]