Confusion Over Twins Leads To FCRA Suit Against Avis

Law360, New York (September 20, 2017, 7:39 PM EDT) -- A case of mistaken identity cost a woman a job at car rental company Avis after a background check turned up an “extensive criminal history” that actually belonged to her twin brother, according to a Fair Credit Reporting Act suit filed Wednesday in California federal court.

Denise L. Watkins said in her complaint that Avis Budget Group Inc. violated the FCRA by failing to provide a stand-alone disclosure of its intent to look into her background and failing to provide her with a copy of that...
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