High Court To Weigh Gov't Immunity In FCRA Class Action

Law360, New York (September 28, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider Tuesday whether sovereign immunity bars the government from facing a lawyer's putative class action seeking monetary damages under the Fair Credit Reporting Act in a case that pits the plain language of the statute against historical precedent.

In January, the high court agreed to review the Federal Circuit's November 2010 revival of attorney James X. Bormes' class action alleging that the government printed his credit card expiration date on an online PACER receipt in violation of the FCRA,...
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