The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) represents a growing trend in consumer class action litigation. The law’s strict requirements, the availability of statutory damages for willful violations, and the ability to certify nationwide classes all present consumer lawyers with valuable opportunities to pursue relief on a class-wide basis in appropriate cases. With the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins confirming that invasions of privacy and misrepresentations or failures to provide information are “concrete injuries” sufficient for Article III standing, the trend of increasing FCRA litigation appears likely to continue.
If you represent consumers who suffer from credit reporting errors, background check errors, or unauthorized credit or background checks, this webinar will help you learn to spot issues with class action potential. We will also review recent FCRA class certification decisions and the impact of Spokeo on FCRA litigation.
What You Will Learn
• What issues are well-suited to FCRA class treatment
• What classes courts have recently certified in FCRA cases
• The impact of Spokeo v. Robins on FCRA class action litigation
Amy E. Tabor practices at Caddell & Chapman, which has served as Class Counsel in some of the largest FCRA class actions ever certified, including a $75 million settlement with Trans Union involving the use of credit information to create and sell “target marketing” lists to advertisers. She has represented consumers in FCRA class actions involving inaccurate credit reports, background check errors, and the use of credit report information for impermissible purposes, among others. She has successfully briefed motions for class certification, appeals from grants of class certification, and numerous class settlement approvals. Ms. Tabor is a 2003 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, where she graduated with high honors and was a member of the Texas Law Review and the Order of the Coif. She also represents clients in other types of consumer class action, commercial litigation, and other complex matters.