High Court Questions Gov't Immunity In FCRA Class Action

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 11:26 PM EDT) -- Attorneys representing the government and a putative class seeking monetary damages under the Fair Credit Reporting Act sparred Tuesday in the U.S. Supreme Court over whether Congress intended to include a waiver of sovereign immunity in the statute.

The high court heard oral arguments in the review of the Federal Circuit's November 2010 revival of attorney James X. Bormes' class action alleging the government printed his credit card expiration date on an online PACER receipt in violation of the FCRA.

The government argued that Bormes' interpretation...
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