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Ex-TransUnion Atty Can Rep Customer Suing Credit Bureau, 7th Circ Says

Law360, New York (August 23, 2017, 3:14 PM EDT) -- A split Seventh Circuit ruled Tuesday that an Indiana lawyer who for years defended credit bureau TransUnion LLC against credit-reporting suits can now represent a consumer fighting the bureau, finding that there's no friction with a key Indiana rule of professional conduct.

Plaintiff Richard Watkins, who brought the Fair Credit Reporting Act suit, says TransUnion classified his credit file as a “mixed file” and merged the information of another person who had 20 accounts in collections. After Watkins persuaded the bureau to remove that information sometime...
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Case Information

Case Title

Richard Watkins v. Trans Union, LLC

Case Number



Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3480 Consumer Credit

Date Filed

January 23, 2017


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