7th Circ. Weighs Gov't Immunity In FCRA Class Action

Law360, Chicago (September 27, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT) -- An attorney asked the Seventh Circuit on Friday to revive his class action against the U.S. government seeking damages under the Fair Credit Reporting Act for the alleged unlawful disclosure of his credit card information, arguing the law clearly waives the government's sovereign immunity.

During oral arguments in Chicago, counsel for plaintiff James X. Bormes rejected the government's position that Congress never intended to subject the government to the same liability imposed on businesses under the FCRA for printing sensitive credit card data on a receipt....
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