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CCRAA -- Civil Code § 1785.25

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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 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 Kang v. Credit Bureau Connection, No. 1:18-CV-01359-AWI-SKO, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45352 (E.D. Cal. Mar. 19, 2019), Judge Ishii denied a data reseller’s motion to dismiss under the FCRA and CCRAA.  The facts alleged were as follows: Plaintiff went to a car dealership in Huntington Beach, California to buy a car. After he selected the car that he wanted… Read More

In Espinoza v. Hunt & Henriquez, 2018 WL 6330895, at *2–3 (N.D.Cal., 2018), Magistrate Judge Cousins allowed a CCRAA claim past the pleadings stage. In her complaint, Espinoza alleges that Merrick violated § 1785.25(a). See Compl. ¶ 51. Thus, on the face of her complaint, Espinoza's CCRAA claim is not preempted by the FCRA. See U.S.C. § 1685t(b)(1)(F). Merrick, however,… Read More

In Oya v. Wells Fargo Bank, 2018 WL 5761486 (S.D.Cal. 2018), Judge Huff imposed a increased standard under the CCRAA than mere inaccuracy, and dismissed the Plaintiff’s credit reporting case. The facts were as follows. On June 15, 2018, Plaintiff Aki T. Oya filed for bankruptcy protection. (Id. ¶ 36.) Plaintiffs allege that Wells Fargo and Select had notice of… Read More

In Noori v. Bank of America, 2018 WL 654168, at *1 (C.A.9 (Cal.), 2018), the Court of Appeals allowed a CCRAA claim to proceed against a bank. Bank of America relies on Pulver v. Avco Financial Services, 182 Cal. App. 3d 622 (1986), for the proposition that no private right of action exists with respect to furnishers' liability under the CCRAA. But… Read More

In Muehlenberg v. Experian Information Solutions, et. al., 2017 WL 6622837, at *3–4 (N.D.Cal., 2017), Judge Orrick dismissed an FCRA case premised on allegedly inaccurate reporting of an account as it passed through Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings. The Chase Defendants next contend that a review of the entire challenged report “in context” shows that Muehlenberg has not plausibly alleged any inaccuracy… Read More

In Contreras v. Kohl's Department Stores, Inc., 2017 WL 6372646, at *3 (C.D.Cal., 2017), Judge Kato denied production of settlement agreements amongst FCRA co-defendants. Defendant argues the settlement agreements are necessary to determine (a) “whether Plaintiff has been fully compensated for his alleged injuries,” and (b) “the reasonableness of an attorney fee award should Plaintiff prevail on his claims.” JS at… Read More

In Kunwar v. Capital One, N.A., 2017 WL 5991864, at *3–6 (N.D.Cal., 2017), Judge Koh allowed an FCRA claim past the pleading stage based on the argument that reporting a debt that was "cancelled" by issuance of a 1099-C rendered the reporting inaccurate. Plaintiff's complaint alleges that Defendant reported an unpaid balance in Plaintiff's account with Defendant to the CRAs,… Read More

In Huizer v. Wells Fargo Bank, et. al., 2017 WL 2813181, at *3–4 (E.D.Cal., 2017), Judge O'Neill denied a furnisher's motion to dismiss a CCRAA claim grounded in post-bankruptcy credit reporting. This standard is met when a complaint plausibly alleges that a furnisher failed to report a debt as discharged. Venugopal v. Dig. Federal Credit Union, 2013 WL 1283436, at… Read More

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