Four New Jersey consumers sought Flitter Milz's help when they learned that the door-to-door solar sales company, Vivint Solar, obtained their credit reports without their permission in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"). In each case, the consumers allege a Vivint Solar sales representative forged their electronic signatures on sales documents to obtain their sensitive credit information to try to force through an unwanted sale. In one case, the company even submitted forged documents signed by corporate officers to the State of New Jersey to obtain bogus tax credits!
In each case, Vivint Solar asked the federal courts to enter judgment in their favor, arguing the consumers had no right to relief for the company's illegal actions. Vivint Solar also claimed that their very own salesmen were not acting for the company when they were acting to make a sale. In each case, the courts soundly rejected Vivint Solar's arguments and held that Vivint Solar must now face a jury trial on the consumers' claims for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and face liability for actual and punitive damages.
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