US Moves To Intervene In FCRA Constitutionality Fight

Law360, New York (November 14, 2011, 6:57 PM EST) -- The U.S. government moved to intervene in a proposed class action on Monday after the defendant, a consumer reporting agency accused of providing prohibited criminal information to an employer, claimed the Fair Credit Reporting Act was unconstitutional.

The plaintiff, Shamara T. King, sued General Information Services Inc. in Pennsylvania federal court in November 2010, claiming violations of the FCRA. King claimed that when she applied for a job at the U.S. Postal Service in 2010, GIS performed a background check that included details about her arrest for car theft in 2000, a violation of the FCRA's seven-year limit on such information....

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