Spokeo Nixes State Farm Credit Report Suit, Judge Says

Law360, San Francisco (October 14, 2016, 4:34 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge said Friday he will dismiss a proposed class action alleging State Farm improperly considers job applicants’ credit reports and fails to notify them of their rights, saying varied experiences meant the suit couldn’t survive as a class action and the U.S. Supreme Court’s Spokeo decision renders it moot.

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said he would dismiss the case and give leave to amend, but recommended the next version be substantially trimmed. He advised that plaintiffs’ attorney James A. Francis “give up” on making the case a class action.

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