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In Ma v. Equifax Information Services, LLC, 2017 WL 6378979, at *6 (N.D.Ga., 2017), Judge May denied an FCRA defendant's Daubert challenge to a plaintiff's FCRA expert. This case arises from an alleged mix-up of consumer credit files, sale of inaccurate information to creditors, and a failure to fix the problem. Dkt. No. [1]. Plaintiff alleges these problems occurred when another person's… Read More

In Daugherty v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, 2017 WL 3172422, (4th Cir. July 24, 2017), the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the jury's finding of improper reinvestigation and willfulness against a furnisher, but found the punitive damages award to be constitutionally excessive. We must affirm the district court's judgment regarding Ocwen's liability for willful misconduct if there was sufficient… Read More

In McDonough v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., 2016 WL 4944099, at *2–3 (E.D.Mo., 2016), Judge Hamilton allowed, but limited, the testimony of Evan Hendricks in an FCRA case. Upon consideration of the Parties' arguments, this Court concludes that Mr. Hendricks is qualified to serve as an expert in this case. He has served as an expert witness in numerous other… Read More

In Martin Valenzuela, v. Equifax Information Services LLC, 2015 WL 6811585, at *2-3 (D.Ariz., 2015), Judge Rayes disqualified Plaintiff's expert Evan Hendricks from testifying about much of Plaintiff's FCRA case, except whether Experian had reasonableness policies and procedures. Hendricks is qualified to testify about Equifax's “inner workings” and opine on the reasonableness of its credit reporting policies and procedures. For… Read More

In Seungtae Kim v. BMW Financial Services NA, LLC, 2015 WL 6680911, at *2 (C.D.Cal., 2015), Judge O'Connell denied a new trial to an automobile finance company, against whom a $430,000 jury verdict was assessed.  The facts were as follows: On August 28, 2015, the jury rendered its unanimous verdict, finding in Plaintiff's favor on two of his three claims. (Judgment… Read More

In Gustafson v. Experian Info. Solutions Inc., No. 2:14-CV-01453-ODW EX, 2015 WL 3477071, at *6 (C.D. Cal. June 2, 2015), Judge Wright granted summary judgment to a debt collector on a Plaintiff's FCRA claim, alleging that the debt was "double-reported". “[S]ummary judgment is not precluded altogether on questions of reasonableness,” but “[i]t is only appropriate ‘when only one conclusion about the… Read More

In Hunt v. 21st Mortg. Corp., 2014 WL 426275 (N.D.Ala. 2014), Judge Acker struck Plaintiff's TCPA ATDS Expert  Robert Biggerstaff as being incompetent on the subject of whether Defendant used an ATDS.  However, Judge Acker found a factual questions nevertheless on whether a ATDS was used. In its Opinion and Order of September 17, 2013 (Doc. 31), this court joined the Ninth… Read More

In Wright v. General Motors Acceptance Corp., --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2013 WL 6137482 (9th Cir. 2013), the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed in an unpublished opinion that an automobile customer who paid a small sum of money to set up his right to bring an NOI class action lacked UCL standing to bring the claim.  On April… Read More