USDA Must Pay Damages Under FCRA: 7th Circ.

Law360, New York (February 16, 2010, 5:58 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture must pay damages to a man the agency incorrectly reported to a credit bureau as delinquent on a loan payment, a violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

In an opinion handed down Friday on behalf of a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Judge Frank Easterbrook rejected the USDA's argument that, as a government agency, it enjoys sovereign immunity under the FCRA, which would shield it from...
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