US To Defend FCRA In Consumer-Reporting Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (January 13, 2014, 10:42 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday allowed the federal government to intervene in a consumer-reporting class action in which General Information Services Inc. argues that the Fair Credit Reporting Act's provision limiting criminal history background-check information to seven years is unlawful.

In a brief order granting the government's motion to intervene, the judge certified that the constitutionality of the provision has been challenged by the consumer reporting agency, which job applicants accuse of giving employers criminal history information dating back more than a decade.

GIS has...
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