Excerpted from lexology.com, by Timothy “Tim” J. St. George and Scott Kelly

According to a litigation statistics report issued by WebRecon LLC, consumer lawsuits alleging violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act increased by nearly 60% in September from the prior month. That increase “keeps it in line with the aggressive growth in recent years.”

FCRA filings increased 58.4% from 351 in August to 556 in September of this year. Year-to-date filings under the FCRA increased 13.5% from January to September of 2017.

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