Trans Union Owes Over $8M For FCRA Violations, Jury Told

By Dorothy Atkins (June 12, 2017, 10:25 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for a class of more than 8,000 Trans Union LLC customers kicked off a California federal court trial Monday over claims the credit reporting agency willfully violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by labeling them possible terrorists or criminals on reports to lenders, telling jurors Trans Union owes $1,000 for each violation.

During opening arguments, John Soumilas of Francis & Mailman PC, representing the consumers, argued that the jury should award each of the 8,185 class members $1,000 for the violations, pointing to the experience of lead plaintiff Sergio L. Ramirez.

Ramirez testified Monday that he couldn't buy a car...

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