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Consumer Finance

9th Cir. Says FCRA Furnisher’s Reinvestigation Can Include Mixed Questions of Law and Fact

In Gross v. Citimortgage (9th Cir. 2022) — FCRA decision, No. 20-17160, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 13096, at *8 (9th Cir. May 16, 2022), the Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit held that under the FCRA, a furnisher of…


California Appellate Tracker

Kubiak v. Cty. of Ravalli, No. 21-35542, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 11914 (9th Cir. May 3, 2022)

Defendant moved for summary judgment, then made a Rule 68 offer of judgment in the amount of $50,000.  Less than 14 days later, the court granted the summary judgment motion but didn’t immediately enter judgment for defendant.  Plaintiff accepted the Rule 68 offer.  Held, the acceptance was effective.  Under Rule 68, an offer of judgment remains open for 14 days. …


News, Publications & Events

First Cohort of 26 Midsize Firms Announced as Mansfield Rule Certified in Inaugural Midsize Law Firm Pilot

– Midsize Mansfield Rule Has Now Grown to 140+ Participating Firms with Additional Cohorts – SAN FRANCISCO (May 5, 2022) — Diversity Lab announced today that 26 midsize law firms (listed below) have achieved the inaugural Midsize Mansfield Rule Certification.…