Jim Francis comments on recent Spokeo decisions from 3rd and 7th Circuits The Third and Seventh circuits on Friday offered their conflicting takes on whether a claimed statutory privacy violation is enough to establish standing under the U.S. Supreme Court’s Spokeo ruling, highlighting a potentially more welcoming atmosphere in the Third Circuit and placing a [...]
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Clients of Francis & Mailman were reported on in last night’s episode of the show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO. The episode highlighted credit reporting issues.
On March 15, 2016, Francis & Mailman, P.C. was recognized by the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network. This award was in recognition of Outstanding Commitment to Equal Justice for those who have nowhere else to turn. Click here to read the letter from Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice, Thomas G. Saylor to Wesley R. Payne of the [...]
Harrisburg Office Files Two NLRB Charges Challenging Unlawful Arbitration Agreement: CJP’s Harrisburg office, with co-counsel Francis & Mailman, recently filed two charges with the National Labor Relations Board, alleging that the respondents unlawfully sought to enforce an arbitration agreement that purported to waive the right to bring a class action, in violation of the National [...]
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4th Circuit Approves Industry Changing Settlement Attained by Team of Consumer Lawyers Including Francis & Mailman, PC
Law360, Los Angeles (December 4, 2015, 10:28 PM ET) — The Fourth Circuit on Friday upheld a $13.5 million settlement in a class action alleging LexisNexis Risk and Information Analytics Group Inc. violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by selling reports to debt collectors without first obtaining users’ certification, rejecting class objectors’ arguments that the [...]
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Can the Credit Bureaus Finally Be Tamed? WASHINGTON — A landmark agreement signed by one of the country’s largest credit bureaus and hailed by federal and state officials as a “tough fix-it order” was supposed to usher in a new era where such firms would clean up inaccuracies and better respond to consumer complaints. Read [...]
California Federal Court Appoints Francis & Mailman, Certifies Class Action, in Case of Consumers Wrongfully Labeled as Terrorists by Trans Union
Judge certifies class action over TransUnion terrorist alerts Read the Article here
Article from Law360.com The case was filed by Angela Fuller, who claims that she lost out on a rental sales associate job with Avis in 2013 because a background check found that she got a $40 ticket for drinking a malt beverage as a passenger in a vehicle in North Carolina 28 years earlier, in [...]