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Settlement Offer Does Not Moot Class Action

In a 6-3 decision issued today, the Supreme Court ruled that defendants cannot rely on a strategic offer of judgment to the named plaintiff to moot the claims of the putative class. After an unfavorable Ninth Circuit decision, U.S. Navy contractor Campbell-Ewald asked the high court to consider, inter alia, whether defendants can strategically offer … Continue Reading

Court Finds Employer Did Not Violate FCRA Through Use of Background Report in Hiring Decision

On October 1, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued a decision in Ramos v. Genesis Healthcare, LLC, upholding an employer’s use of a credit report in connection with a decision to not hire an applicant and further held that the employer did not fail to give the applicant sufficient opportunity … Continue Reading

7th Circuit Says Hospital Not Covered By FCRA

On August 10, 2015, the Seventh Circuit upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a proposed class action accusing Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp., of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by failing to safe keep health data stolen from its offices, saying the hospital isn’t a consumer reporting agency. The FCRA defines a credit reporting … Continue Reading
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