Calif. Jury Hits TransUnion With Record $60M FCRA Verdict

Law360, San Francisco (June 20, 2017, 9:54 PM EDT) -- A California federal jury found Tuesday that TransUnion violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act when it conflated a class of consumers with similarly named terrorists and criminals from a government watch list, awarding statutory and punitive damages topping $60 million in what the plaintiffs' attorneys called the largest FCRA verdict to date.

TransUnion's credit reports checked consumers against the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control database, which lists terrorists, drug traffickers and other criminals. (AP) TransUnion LLC’s credit reports checked consumers against the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control database, which lists terrorists,...

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