TransUnion Paying $8 Million To Settle FCRA Allegations

TransUnion FCRA Class Action Lawsuit Case Information

  • Patel v. Trans Union LLC, et al.
  • Case No. 3:14-­cv-­00522
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Consumers alleged TransUnion violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by refusing to let them contest criminal and terrorist alerts on reports sent to landlords, according to papers filed in California federal court on 9/15/17. The lead plaintiff in the case is listed as Amit Patel and he claims that the inaccurate report caused him to be turned down for a rental unit (although the landlord renting the property out claims the alert was not the reason he was turned down).  Either way pending settlement approval class member should receive a $400 settlement pay out for the allegedly incorrect terrorist and crime alerts included in the credit check.

According to the class notice more than 10,000 consumers will receive a notice of settlement.  Amit Patel has hired the services of Reed Smith LLP (specifically Karen A. Braje, Michael O’Neil and Albert E. Hartmann).  The judge overseeing the lawsuit is the Magistrate JudgeLaurel Beeler who is based at the San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom C – 15th Floor 450 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102.

Claim Form

  • Automatic class payments will be made in the amount of $400 pending final approval

Proposed Settlement Amount

  • $8,000,000

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