Man ID'd As Criminal Wins Class Cert. In Trans Union Suit

By Michael Lipkin (July 24, 2014, 6:09 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday certified a class action accusing credit reporting agency Trans Union LLC of failing to tell consumers they were on a list of potential terrorists and other criminals and not doing enough to make sure that list was accurate.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley partially granted plaintiff Sergio Ramirez's motion for class certification, forming a national class seeking punitive statutory damages under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and a California subclass based on a similar state law seeking injunctive relief.

Ramirez alleged that Trans Union told lenders that he potentially matched two entries on a...

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