In this episode of FCRA Focus, host Dave Gettings and his colleague Courtney Hitchcock explore the complexities of the Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA). With an increase in FCBA claims, including those from pro se litigants, it is essential for creditors to understand the procedural requirements and potential challenges. Courtney discusses the basics of the FCBA, common billing errors, and the steps creditors should take when faced with a claim. She also provides practical strategies for effectively handling FCBA disputes. Tune in for an informative discussion that will help you navigate FCBA claims with confidence.

In this insightful episode of FCRA Focus, host Dave Gettings and guest Jonathan DeMars, an associate in Troutman Pepper’s Consumer Financial Services Practice Group, delve into the recent Supreme Court decision in Department of Agriculture Rural Development Rural Housing Service v. Kirtz. This ruling examines the potential liability of the government under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and has implications through the legal community and beyond. Join us as we explore the intricacies of the case, the arguments that swayed the Supreme Court, and the likely effects on both government entities and private parties. This episode offers our insights into a case that defines the boundaries of sovereign immunity within the realm of credit reporting.

In this episode of Troutman Pepper’s FCRA Focus podcast, host Kim Phan delves into the topic of dispute resolution through the e-OSCAR system with special guest, Joel Strickland, the director of customer success at e-OSCAR. Joel shares valuable insights into the resources available to data furnishers, including e-OSCAR University and the annual users conference, Simplicity. This episode illuminates the functionalities and benefits of the e-OSCAR system for FCRA dispute resolution and clarifies the limitations of e-OSCAR’s role in the dispute resolution process, underscoring the importance of legal and compliance consultations for data furnishers.

In this episode of FCRA Focus, join host Dave Gettings and fellow partner, Jason Manning, as they delve into Jason’s recent experiences trying a consumer case in front of a jury. Jason and Dave discuss the impact of integrating technology into trial presentation, the strategic use of demonstratives to maintain jury engagement, approaches to breaking the ice in the courtroom, and fostering a more attentive and responsive jury. Whether you’re a legal professional seeking to refine your trial tactics or simply intrigued by the dynamics of courtroom strategy, this episode offers a wealth of first-hand knowledge regarding jury trials in consumer cases.

In this episode of FCRA Focus, hosts Kim Phan and Dave Gettings are joined by Partners Cindy Hanson and Ron Raether to discuss recent CFPB advisory opinions on accuracy in background check reports and the inclusion of data sources in response to consumer file disclosure requests. They delve into the challenges companies face in obtaining accurate information from public record sources and the implications of the CFPB’s guidance for the industry. The conversation also highlights the importance of effective dispute processes and vendor relationships in ensuring compliance. Tune in for insightful commentary on these critical issues in the FCRA compliance environment.

Join hosts Dave Gettings, Kim Phan, and Chris Willis in this special crossover episode of FCRA Focus and The Consumer Finance Podcast in the first installment of our Year in Review and a Look Ahead series. They are joined by guests Cindy Hanson and Alan Wingfield, partners at Troutman Pepper, who share their insights on the most impactful developments in background screening and credit reporting in 2023. Listen in as they discuss industry challenges and opportunities, the implications of proposed regulatory changes, and what to expect in the future. Stay tuned for the next episode of our Year in Review and a Look Ahead series on The Consumer Finance Podcast, providing valuable insights for anyone involved in consumer finance.

Please join Troutman Pepper Partner Dave Gettings and colleagues Tim St. George and Cindy Hanson for a highly informative discussion on federal preemption as it relates to state laws and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). This episode provides listeners with an overview of important state and local legislation governing background screening, along with discussions about how federal preemption might affect required compliance with these state and local laws. Topics include:

Join us for the third episode in a special three-part series covering the CFPB’s intention to propose new rules under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In this episode, Troutman Pepper Partners Chris Willis, Dave Gettings, Kim Phan, Ethan Ostroff, and Ron Raether discuss the potential implications of regulating data brokers under the FCRA, and how this might affect data brokers as well as other types of entities, including users, consumer reporting agencies, and resellers.

Join us for the second episode in a special three-part series covering the CFPB’s intention to propose new rules under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In this episode, Troutman Pepper Partners Chris Willis, Dave Gettings, Kim Phan, Ron Raether, and Ethan Ostroff discuss the regulation of credit header data and the potential impact on the FCRA and consumer reporting agencies, as well as users and data brokers.

Join us for the first episode in a special three-part series covering the CFPB’s intention to propose new rules under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In this episode, Troutman Pepper Partners Chris Willis, Dave Gettings, Ethan Ostroff, and Kim Phan explore the historical events that led us to this point, the next steps in the rulemaking process, the expected timeline for a final rule, how the CFPB is coordinating with the FTC and other regulators, and the expected proposed rulemaking regarding credit header data and data brokers.