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In Hernandez v. Certified Fed. Credit Union, No. CV 18-10448-CJC (JEMx), 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79020, at *6-9 (C.D. Cal. May 9, 2019), Judge Carney allowed an FCRA claim to proceed despite a challenge to Plaintiff's Article III standing. Plaintiffs have alleged a sufficiently "concrete and [*7]  particularized" injury. Under the FCRA and CCCRAA, a credit report or credit information is… Read More

In Huff v. Telecheckservices,inc, No. 18-5438, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 13367 (6th Cir. May 3, 2019), the Court of Appeal for the Sixth Circuit found that an FCRA plaintiff had no no Art. III standing. This case deals with a fading technology (checks) and an evergreen imperative (Article III standing). When a customer buys something with a check, merchants often… Read More

In Jaras v. Equifax Inc., No. 17-15201, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 8743 (9th Cir. Mar. 25, 2019), the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit addressed the Article III standing of bankrupt debtors complaining about how their bankruptcy was reported on their consumer report. In holding [in Spokeo, Ed.] that the plaintiff did have standing, we emphasized that  the inaccuracies in… Read More

In Daniel v. National Park Service, 2018 WL 2424494 (9th Cir. 2018), the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit again addressed the impact of Spokeo within the context of a FACTA-receipt case.  The Court found that not only must a concrete injury be pleaded, but the injury must be fairly traceable to the violation. We recently considered whether “receiving… Read More

In Larson v. Transunion, LLC, 2016 WL 4367253, at *4 (N.D.Cal., 2016), Judge Orrick found Spokeo standing for a FCRA class representative and absent classmembers, and granted class certification. Given that Larson continues to have Article III standing to bring this case despite Spokeo, Trans Union' s challenges to my tentative rulings on ascertainability, predominance, and superiority also fail. Each… Read More