On April 7, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) filed an amicus brief in an appeal, pending before the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in which the Bureau argued that the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) does not exempt furnishers from investigating disputes based on legal questions as opposed to factual

On May 2, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) released its Supervisory Highlights report on legal violations discovered during examinations in the second half of 2021.

The Supervisory Highlights detail issues identified by CFPB examination teams across a wide number of segments of the consumer financial services industry. Summarized below are those issues

Joining the Ninth Circuit on one side of a post-Spokeo circuit split, the Eighth Circuit recently held a plaintiff lacked standing to pursue her Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) claims when she conceded her consumer report was accurate and alleged no concrete harm from three technical FCRA violations.

On April 4, in Schumacher v.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, has introduced the Arbitration Fairness for Consumers Act. The legislation, introduced on March 7, proposes to amend Title X of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to prohibit pre-dispute arbitration agreements and class-action waivers in contracts

A North Carolina federal magistrate judge recently denied a furnisher’s motion for judgment on the pleadings in a case that involved reporting of historical credit information on a consumer’s closed account. In Newman v. American Honda Finance Corp., No. 1:21CV3, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38993 (M.D.N.C. March 4, 2022), the plaintiff, Tracy Newman, filed

Join Troutman Pepper Consumer Financial Services Partner Dave Gettings for a special podcast series dedicated to exploring the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In this inaugural episode, Dave talks with fellow Troutman Pepper Partner David Anthony, who is nationally recognized for representing consumer financial service companies, particularly in FCRA class actions. He has served as

On February 10, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a Central District of California decision, finding that a consumer reporting agency (CRA) did not violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when it reported a criminal record with a charge date that antedated the report by more than seven years. The case is Moran v. Screening Pros

On July 1, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) released a FCRA Tenant Screening Enforcement Compliance Bulletin, outlining its enforcement focus areas as the country transitions to a post-pandemic rental market. The Bureau states that it “intends to look carefully at the accuracy and dispute-handling practices of [consumer reporting agencies “CRAs”] that

Today, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez, holding that a concrete injury requires more than the existence of a risk of harm that never materializes. Accordingly, the vast majority of the absent class members who could not prove that allegedly inaccurate credit reports were disseminated to any third party