7th Circ. Backs TransUnion's Use Of $75M Settlement Fund

Law360, Los Angeles (January 23, 2014, 11:05 PM EST) -- TransUnion Corp. did not violate the terms of a wide-ranging $75 million settlement of allegations that it illegally peddled consumer information by using those funds to resolve claims that arose after the settlement was reached, the Seventh Circuit ruled Thursday, denying a challenge by class counsel.

A three-judge panel upheld several rulings by U.S. District Judge Robert W. Gettleman, affirming TransUnion's ability to draw from the settlement fund to reimburse itself for post-settlement claims. The panel rejected arguments by settlement class counsel Dawn A. Wheelahan, who...
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