6th Circ. Defends Dish's Credit Check In ID Theft Case

Law360, New York (May 13, 2014, 6:11 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit said on Tuesday that Dish Network LLC isn’t liable under the Fair Credit Reporting Act for accessing a man’s credit report when a would-be identity thief attempted to order pay TV using the man’s personal information.

Plaintiff Gregory Bickley had alleged the now-defunct American Satellite, an independent, third-party retailer of satellite television services for Dish, violated the FCRA when it investigated whether a person attempting to create a pay TV account was actually who he said he was. When the name and Social...
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