Comcast Hit With Class Action Over Credit Checks

Law360, New York (April 4, 2017, 6:42 PM EDT) -- An Illinois consumer hit Comcast Corp. with a proposed class action in Illinois federal court Tuesday, alleging the cable giant ran a credit check on him and damaged his credit despite the fact that he’d paid a deposit specifically to avoid having his credit checked.

Mounang Patel says he was in the middle of buying a new house when signing up for Comcast’s Xfinity service last month. Because he didn’t want a credit check to interfere with the mortgage he was negotiating, Patel agreed to pay...
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