Fifth Third Bank Hit With Credit Reporting Class Action

Law360, New York (February 18, 2014, 2:52 PM EST) -- Fifth Third Bank NA was hit Thursday in Florida federal court with a proposed class action accusing it of reporting false or inaccurate information to credit reporting agencies.

Plaintiff Larry Frost said in a complaint that Fifth Third violated its duty to safeguard personal information by reporting that he and class members had filed for bankruptcy protection, when in fact they had not.

He said that “negative reporting” damaged him and the class by reducing or eliminating their ability to obtain credit; causing emotional distress, mental...
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