Hartford Settles Credit Scoring Class Action

Law360, New York (February 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has approved a settlement agreement between Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. and class of plaintiffs that accused the insurer of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by using customers’ credit scores to increase their premiums without giving them adequate notice.

Monday, U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown gave the settlement deal her approval at a hearing in Oregon. Judge Brown will officially sign off on the deal in court papers to be released in the near future, said Steven Larson, an attorney for...
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