With debts rising faster than new graduates’ starting salaries, a student debt crisis has the potential to haunt the nation much in the way the mortgage crisis did 10 years ago. In general, the roots of this problem lie, in part, in the private student loan, or PSL, market created by and in response to…

The Southern District of West Virginia recently held that the reporting of an account being paid through a Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan as having an outstanding balance or past due payments does not violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Plaintiffs Angela and Robert Barry alleged that Farm Bureau Bank FSB continued to report their account…

We are pleased to announce that Troutman Sanders attorney David Anthony will be presenting during the Consumer Data Industry Association Inaugural Law Symposium at the One CityCenter in Washington, D.C. CDIA wants to focus heavily on trending topics in credit reporting, including state regulatory initiative, key litigation developments, investigation and enforcement activities, and cybersecurity.  David…

On July 13, 2018, in Dutta v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision granting summary judgment to State Farm in a putative Fair Credit Reporting Act class action. The decision presents another helpful application of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2016 Spokeo decision. The Dutta decision highlights the…

On June 21, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon dismissed a putative class action complaint alleging that a potential employer violated the disclosure and pre-adverse action notification requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act in Walker v. Fred Meyer Inc.[1] The Walker decision highlights several key lessons associated with FCRA class…

On July 17, the Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling of the Cole County Circuit Court dismissing a putative class action under the Fair Credit Reporting Act against multinational staffing company, Kelly Services, Inc.

A three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals issued a one-page order and eleven-page memorandum opinion upholding the lower…

In June 2018, Wired reported that Exactis, a marketing and data-aggregation firm, leaked an estimated 340 million records in what is shaping up to be one of the largest data breaches in the United States to date. 

The leak was discovered by Vinny Troia, security researcher and founder of Night Lion Security. Troia discovered

We are pleased to announce that Troutman Sanders attorneys Jonathan Floyd and Julie Hoffmeister will be presenting during the 13th Annual Credit Grantor Consortium at the Loews Regency Hotel in New York City, NY. CCN Consortium wants to focus heavily on trending topics in credit reporting, including a technology update, TCPA, politics within the…

On July 19, the Trump Administration’s nominee for director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Kathy Kraninger, faced harsh scrutiny from Democrats on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs regarding her qualifications for the position, reflecting the heated partisan divide since the Bureau’s inception in 2010.  

Kraninger is currently an associate

Two Troutman Sanders LLP attorneys discuss the Concepcion ruling, examining the historical landscape of arbitration, the law prior to the ruling, and what courts have done since.

When the Supreme Court (Court) handed down its opinions in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 563 U.S. 333 (2011), the majority’s holding engendered breathless (at least in legal…