Immunity Waiver Doesn't Stick In FCRA Suits, High Court Says

Law360, Chicago (November 13, 2012, 3:57 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that a statute waiving the federal government's sovereign immunity for certain monetary damages claims does not apply to suits brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, vacating a Federal Circuit ruling in one putative class action.

Attorney James X. Bormes claimed the government violated the FCRA by printing his credit card information on an online receipt for the Public Access to Court Electronic Records system. Considering his case, the high court found that the so-called Little Tucker Act —...
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