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LexisNexis Sued For Allegedly Including False Car Insurance Claims History on Texas Couple’s Credit Reports

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a married Texas couple against LexisNexis Risk Solutions Inc., (“LexisNexis”) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, alleging that the company violated the U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). According to the complaint in the lawsuit, LexisNexis has been reporting

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Experian and Investigative Recovery Services Sued For Allegedly Including False Debt on Virginia Woman’s Credit Report

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Virginia woman against Experian Information Solutions, Inc. (“Experian”) and Investigative Recovery Services LLC (“Investigative Recovery”) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, alleging that Investigative Recovery violated the U.S. Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), and that both companies

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Florida Man Sues Screening Reports, Inc., For Including False Criminal History in His Consumer Report

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Florida man against Screening Reports, Inc. (“Screening Reports”) in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, alleging the company violated the U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act. According to the complaint in the lawsuit, Screening Reports has been reporting derogatory and

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What Is the Telephone Consumer Protection Act?

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) places restrictions and regulations on telephone solicitors, such as telemarketers and debt collectors. Lawmakers created the TCPA to protect consumers from harassing, invasive, threatening, and unregulated calls and scams. Call types that must adhere to the regulations outlined in the Act include: Solicitors: Solicitors, such as creditors and debt

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How Does Tax Identity Theft Occur?

Every year, people look forward to getting their tax refunds and expect to receive them without any major complications. Unfortunately, fraudsters who manage to steal Social Security numbers can steal tax refunds and use the information to cause other serious problems. Social Security numbers can also be used to open new credit cards, apply for

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Can Debt Collectors Contact My Family?

When a consumer falls behind on credit or loan payments, debt collection agencies often become involved, either on behalf of the lender or as the result of purchasing debt from original creditors. Collection efforts generally begin with a debt collector contacting you by phone, through the mail, or both. Others may initiate a lawsuit in

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In Kelly, Third Circuit Clarifies Its Class Action Standing and Ascertainability Analyses

The past year or so has been challenging for consumer attorneys seeking to bring consumer class actions in the Third Circuit. For a while now, the Third Circuit’s jurisprudence concerning the ascertainability prong of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 has required a plaintiff to identify a “reliable and administratively feasible mechanism for determining whether

How Can You Avoid a Black Friday or Cyber Monday Scam?

The arrival of fall also ushers in the holiday shopping season, and no time is better for snagging deals on the year’s hottest gifts. With sales figures in the billions, the lure of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping gives rise to a significant rise in consumer fraud, scams, and identity thefts. The week following

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Roadmaster Drivers School for Issuing Invalid Commercial Driver’s Licenses

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., recently filed a class action lawsuit against Roadmaster Drivers School alleging it violated Pennsylvania law by passing off its Commercial Driver’s License training program as capable of achieving a valid CDL for students who complete the program even though it was not licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to do

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