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Like private companies, federal agencies furnish information about consumers to credit reporting agencies and use consumer reports prepared by credit bureaus. But although consumers can sue private companies for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), courts have been divided for years on whether sovereign immunity precluded FCRA actions against federal agencies.

Earlier this year, in Department of Agriculture Rural Development Rural Housing Service v. Kirtz, the Supreme Court resolved that split by holding that the FCRA waived federal immunity by authorizing consumer actions against federal agencies. This webinar is for consumer attorneys of all experience levels who want an overview of the Supreme Court’s decision in Kirtz, and of the significance of that decision for bringing FCRA actions against government agencies.


What You Will Learn
• What the Supreme Court decided about suing federal agencies under FCRA.
• What types of FCRA claims can be brought against federal agencies.
• What the decision means for suing states and other non-federal agencies.


Speaker
Nandan Joshi is an appellate attorney in the Litigation Group at Public Citizen, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization located in Washington, D.C. Before joining Public Citizen, he spent seven years at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where he defended the agency in various judicial proceedings and served as the director of its amicus program. He previously worked as an appellate attorney at the Federal Communications Commission and at a D.C.-based law firm. He was lead counsel for the consumer in Kirtz in the court of appeals and at the Supreme Court.


Please note that live webinars are free to all NACA members. After the webinar has aired, registrants will need to purchase the webinar if they want to view it. Non-members who purchased the webinar and higher level/firm members with full access to the Training Library will have access to the webinar after it has aired.

If you have registered for the program, click here to access the webinar.