Federal court in Philadelphia rules TransUnion must go to trial
On April 11, 2023, the United State District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled that a class action case on behalf of consumers against TransUnion may proceed to trial for failing to investigate consumer disputes.
In Norman v. TransUnion, Flitter Milz client Duane Norman alleges that TransUnion failed to investigate his two disputes of an inquiry made on his credit report without permission. As well, he claims that TransUnion, as a company practice, chooses to not investigate disputed inquiries which is in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
In August 2020, the Court decided that Mr. Norman’s case should proceed as a class action for all other consumers across the country who disputed inquiries to TransUnion, only to have TransUnion do nothing in response to their disputes.
In Tuesday’s opinion, the court denied TransUnion’s motion to have the case thrown out on summary judgment before trial. The court found that there was enough evidence that TransUnion acted willfully in violation of the FCRA, and that the class of consumers represented by our firm can proceed with their claims for punitive damages at trial.
The court reiterated that inquiries (notations on your credit report that show you applied for credit) can be disputed by consumers and TransUnion is obligated by law to investigate those disputes.
Seek Help from a Fair Credit Reporting Lawyer
If you have an inquiry you don’t recognize on your credit report, you should dispute it and request that the credit bureau perform an investigation of your dispute. If they do not, you may have a case!
Flitter Milz attorneys are nationally recognized consumer protection lawyers with the experience to evaluate your credit reporting problems.
To provide a no cost legal evaluation, we will request a current copy of your credit report coming directly from each of the three main bureaus — Transunion, Experian and Equifax. As well, we will need documents supporting your claim.
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