LexisNexis Can't Escape Claims It Misreported Workers' Info

By Greg Ryan (March 23, 2012, 8:34 PM EDT) -- LexisNexis Risk Solutions Inc. failed Friday to dismiss a proposed class action in Pennsylvania claiming it illegally distributed damaging information about retail workers to current and potential employers, though it did extinguish the plaintiffs' ability to recover punitive damages on one claim.

U.S. District Judge Jan E. DuBois granted in part and denied in part a dismissal bid from the Reed Elsevier PLC unit. The judge sustained the plaintiffs' two claims in the suit, for violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, but limited their potential recovery under the first FCRA claim to actual damages, costs and attorneys' fees.

The suit,...

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