Insurers Urge High Court To Take Credit Case

Law360, New York (January 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- GEICO General Insurance Co. and Safeco Insurance Co. of America on Tuesday argued before the U.S. Supreme Court against an appeals court’s decision that essentially made them liable for violating federal fair credit laws even when they do not do so “willfully.”

The two insurers asked the High Court to reinterpret the Fair Credit Reporting Act, saying the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit erred in its interpretation last year.

The High Court had to consider two questions: whether the Ninth Circuit’s definition of...
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