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In ALVIN EILAND, Plaintiff, v. WESTLAKE SERVICES, LLC, Defendant., No. CV H-23-1272, 2023 WL 4139014, at *2–3 (S.D. Tex. June 22, 2023), Judge Lake disagreed with an automobile finance company furnisher's arguments with respect to when an FCRA claim against a  furnisher accrues for statute of limitations purposes. Westlake argues that Plaintiff's claims are barred by the two-year statute of… Read More

In Galicia v. PlusFour, Inc., 2018 WL 3543039, at *3–5 (D.Nev., 2018), Judge Mahan granted a motion to dismiss FCRA and FDCPA claims based on the applicable statute(s) of limitations. First, the Court found that the FCRA claims were barred, and were not tolled due to subsequent reporting. Here, plaintiff discovered the violations and began reporting the inaccuracies in his… Read More

In Escobar v. Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Services, Inc., 2018 WL 1740364 (E.D. Pa. 2018), Judge Padova found that a furnisher can almost never close its books on a stale FCRA claim.  First, Judge Padova found that a consumer can renew a stale FCRA claim merely by filing a new dispute with the CRAs. PHEAA recognizes that, while the United… Read More

In Vasquez v. Bank of America, N.A., 2015 WL 7075628, at *3 (N.D.Cal., 2015), Judge Seeborg found a FCRA Plaintiff's claims within the applicable statute of limitations. Federal courts are split on the question of whether each separate notice of dispute triggers a duty to investigate even if the information has been disputed previously. The majority of courts have concluded that “each… Read More

In Drew v. Equifax Information Services, LLC --- F.3d ----, 2012 WL 3186110 (9th Cir. 2012), the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a furnisher could have violated its statutory duty under FCRA to block all reporting following its investigation of the consumer's identity theft claim.  A consumer had reported to a credit bureau that his identity had… Read More