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Acxiom Background Check Settlement

Judge Robert E. Payne of the Eastern District of Virginia approved a nationwide class action settlement for over 460,000 victims of inaccurate background checks by Acxiom Corporation. Acxiom violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by not reporting consumer information accurately, failing to provide consumers with all the information in their data files, and selling reports without having a FCRA purpose for doing so. As a result, many people were denied employment and suffered serious damages.…

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LexisNexis

Privacy Rights Secured for 200 Million

On September 5, 2014, Judge James R. Spencer of the Eastern District of Virginia approved a nationwide settlement on behalf of a class of an estimated 200 million consumers. The case was brought against LexisNexis regarding its Accurint for Collections database. Plaintiffs alleged that LexisNexis violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) by selling certain Accurint brand reports—containing substantial detailed personal and credit information—to debt collectors without affording FCRA protections. Before this case, consumers had …

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Credit Reporting Agencies

Inaccurate Credit Reporting Class Action

On August 19, 2008, Caddell & Chapman received approval from a Central District of California court of an injunctive relief settlement for class action claims regarding the three largest credit reporting agencies in the nation. On this day, the court issued an order requiring the defendants to fundamentally change their reporting practices regarding consumers with Chapter 7 no‑asset bankruptcies. This change in defendants’ reporting practices will require them to finally provide accurate information in millions …

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LexisNexis

$22 Million Background Check Settlement Approved

Caddell & Chapman acted as Co‑Lead Counsel for two nationwide classes totaling more than 250,000 consumers whose Fair Credit Reporting Act rights were allegedly violated by the background reporting practices of Lexis Nexis Risk Management, Inc. On June 25, 2008, the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted final approval to a more than $22 million total settlement that Caddell & Chapman and its Co‑Counsel negotiated less than two months before trial …

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