TransUnion Bid To Undo $60M FCRA Verdict An Uphill Battle

Law360, San Francisco (October 5, 2017, 10:06 PM EDT) -- A California judge expressed skepticism Friday about TransUnion's bid for a new trial or reduced damages following its $60 million loss in a Fair Credit Reporting Act class action, saying that "to this day, TransUnion doesn't really understand" the harm caused by credit reports that confused consumers with names on a terrorist watch list.

TransUnion attorney Stephen J. Newman of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP argued his client should get a new trial, saying there wasn't enough evidence that individual class members were injured in the same manner as named plaintiff Sergio L. Ramirez. Newman added that at the very...

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