Does the Report "Refer or Relate" to Person?
Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:57 pm
In Wiggins v. Equifax, 848 F.Supp. 213 [U.S.D.C. D.C. 1993], the court held the wife lacked standing to sue because the allegations were that defendant had falsely reported criminal records data about plaintiff. The court noted  the couple was not married at the time of the alleged injury;  the credit and background of the wife were not included in the reports containing errors;  the report did not “refer or relate” to her. Here, the wife’s claim was merely derivative in nature.