Credit Data Group Calls Texas Medical Billing Law Unlawful

Law360 (September 10, 2019, 3:12 PM EDT) -- An association of consumer credit data agencies is challenging a Texas law in federal court that would prohibit the agencies from including certain surprise medical bills in consumer credit reports, saying the law conflicts with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The Consumer Data Industry Association, a group that includes the companies behind consumer credit reports, says in its Monday complaint that the FCRA prohibits states from passing laws that limit content on consumer credit reports. But that's exactly what state lawmakers did this spring when they passed S.B. 1037, which took effect May 31, the association says. It's asking the court...

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