US Ignites Another Bid To Protect FCRA Damages Provision

Law360, New York (June 7, 2012, 8:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government on Wednesday launched its latest effort to defend the constitutionality of an amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act by requesting to join a class action in Minnesota federal court alleging a local county unlawfully printed credit card expiration dates on consumers' receipts.

In its answer to the class action complaint, defendant Hennepin County, Minn., contended that the statutory damages provision of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 — which amended the FCRA through the addition of consumer identity theft...
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