Can Get to Jury By Proving Inaccurate Credit Report Only

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David A. Szwak

Can Get to Jury By Proving Inaccurate Credit Report Only

Postby David A. Szwak » Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:42 pm

Parker v. Parker
124 F.Supp.2d 1216
[U.S.D.C. N.D. Ala. 2000]

The court held that "a plaintiff may present his case to the jury on the issue of reasonable procedures merely by showing an inaccuracy in the consumer report and nothing more..."

David A. Szwak

Postby David A. Szwak » Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:00 pm

Chilton Corp. v. Moore [Tex. Civ. App.] 508 S.W.2d 679.

Where plaintiff, in state court action, seeking damages allegedly caused by defendant's negligence in gathering and disseminating false credit report on plaintiff, proved that defendant had given plaintiff bad credit rating and that credit information was false, evidence was sufficient to raise issue as to whether defendant, a consumer reporting agency, was guilty of negligence by violating its duty, under 1681e[b], to follow reasonable procedures to assure maximum possible accuracy of information.

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