Reasonable Grounds or Belief in Accuracy of Report

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David A. Szwak

Reasonable Grounds or Belief in Accuracy of Report

Postby David A. Szwak » Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:45 pm

Where the consumer reporting agency made reasonable effort to obtain facts, it is not guilty of wanton, reckless conduct even if it report which it issued was false. Sondak v. Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., 239 N.Y.S.2d 697, 39 Misc.2d 13.

A consumer reporting agency must have reasonable grounds for a good faith belief in the truth and accuracy of a report it distributes. In making a determination whether reasonable grounds existed for their belief, consideration must be given to whether the information reported was obtained from reliable sources and whether the agency's investigation and evaluation were reasonable under the circumstances. Krumholz v. TRW, Inc., 142 N.J.Super. 80, 360 A.2d 413.

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