Credit Reporting & Data Brokers

On August 5, 2020, the US Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs ordered the Stopping Harm and Implementing Enhanced Lead-time for Debts for Veterans Act of 2020 (the “Act”), formerly known as the Veteran Debt Fairness Act of 2019, to move forward in the legislative process. The Act seeks to substantively amend Chapter 53, title

Enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) began July 1, 2020. Our privacy team at Troutman Pepper includes several attorneys who worked in an attorney general’s office. This privacy regulatory team has identified six areas of enforcement likely to catch the California Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) attention, which arguably holds sole regulatory

On June 29, 2020, the United State House of Representatives passed the Protecting Your Credit Act of 2020, H.R. 5332. The purpose of the bill is to “ensure that consumer reporting agencies are providing fair and accurate information reporting in consumer reports” by amending certain provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).

If the

In Tillman v. Navient Sols., LLC, No. 18-CV-04625 (N.D. Ill. June 15, 2020), the Northern District of Illinois dismissed a claim under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) based upon student loans that had been reported as being in default but that the plaintiff asserted had been discharged.

The plaintiff, Tillman, took out a

The CFPB recently published a blog post about the agency’s on-going efforts to monitor industry updates and innovation and how these changes align with regulatory obligations under the CFPB’s consumer protection laws. This post specifically highlighted using artificial intelligence (AI) and/or machine learning (ML) related to the adverse action notices that are required under the

On July 28, 2020, Troutman Pepper attorneys, Maryia Jones (Virginia Beach office) and Stephen J. Steinlight (New York – East Side office) will serve again on the faculty for their webinar series by Lorman Educational Services entitled, “Collection Disputes: A Good Defense Is the Best Offense.

The credit and collection industry remain under

On May 11, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its decision in Denan v. Trans Union LLC, affirming the district court’s finding that the Fair Credit Reporting Act does not require consumer reporting agencies to determine the legal validity of a disputed debt.

In Denan, two individuals sued Trans

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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Experienced Troutman attorneys will take a close look at the nitty-gritty of the practical side of credit reporting during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn. We will cover guidance from the Consumer Data Industry Association and very recent new guidance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Earlier this month, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota granted a national credit reporting agency’s motion for judgment on the pleadings, holding that it was not obligated under the Fair Credit Reporting Act to report all tradelines contained in a consumer’s credit file.

In this case, plaintiff Troy Krosch alleged that

The Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee are pushing their proposed package of bills aimed at responding to the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic. This time around, they are supporting the bill that would place a moratorium on debt collection activities for the duration of the pandemic.

A May 5 release from the Democrats on the