Class Actions

Georgia Congressman Must Withdraw His EQUIFAX-Friendly Bill

Release Date: 
September 8, 2017

NACA, Georgia Watch Call on Rep. Loudermilk of Georgia to Withdraw His Bill That Favors Equifax, Credit Bureaus Over Harmed Consumers

In light of the astonishing announcement of credit reporting agency Equifax’s security breach which impacts the personal information of more than 140 million consumers, National Association of Consumer Advocates and Georgia Watch call on Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) to withdraw his legislation, H.R. 2359, that would drastically reduce remedies for consumers who are victims of credit reporting abuses.

House Committee Should Reject Bill That Would Restrict Consumer Remedies for Credit Reporting Abuses

Release Date: 
September 6, 2017

Public Interest Orgs Urge House Committee to Reject Bill That Would Restrict Consumers’ Legal Remedies for Credit Reporting Abuses

The U.S House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit will hold a hearing tomorrow morning to consider H.R. 2359 and five other financial services-related bills.  

NACA Denounces Bill That Would Limit Remedies in Credit Reporting Cases

Publish Date: 
September 6, 2017
Type: 
legislative

H.R. 2359, the “FCRA Liability Harmonization Act,” would deprive victims of credit reporting abuses of deserved compensation for their losses and would disrupt the marketplace by diminishing the justice system as a key tool to deter systemic and abusive conduct in the vast and complex credit reporting and information system.

Fact Sheet: Consumers Harmed by Credit Reporting Agencies Must Have Full Access to Remedies

Publish Date: 
September 6, 2017
Type: 
legislative

Compelling case stories show credit reporting agencies whose conduct was so detrimental that individual consumers were unable to get serious errors in their credit reports or background checks fixed until they sued in court, and examples of consumers who banded together in class actions to seek accountability for violations of their rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Under H.R. 2359, “FCRA Liability Harmonization Act,” these consumers would have been denied the ability to seek adequate remedies against bad actors.

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Groups Oppose Bill That Would Restrict Remedies for Credit Reporting Abuses

Publish Date: 
September 6, 2017
Type: 
legislative

Public interest organizations wrote a letter to U.S. House Financial Services Committee to urge opposition to H.R. 2359, titled the “FCRA Liability Harmonization Act.” The legislation would restrict remedies for American consumers whose credit reports and background check reports were recklessly distorted and who suffered serious consequences as a result, including losing their ability to access credit such as a mortgage, a car loan, rental housing, or employment.

AT&T Mobility LLC v. Vincent and Liza Concepcion; Supreme Court of the United States; Case No. 09-893; On Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Publish Date: 
October 6, 2010
Type: 
amicus_brief

Aggregate action is often essential to secure relief for consumers and to hold businesses accountable for wrongdoing. Businesses have adopted class-action bans to prevent consumers from bringing legitimate claims.

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