February 28, 2020 / 1:09 PM / a month ago

9th Circuit affirms TransUnion’s FCRA violation with blacklist false IDs, reduces award

TransUnion willfully violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by falsely identifying more than 8,000 consumers as being on a government blacklist based solely on their first and last names, a divided federal appeals court held Thursday.

The 2-1 panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a San Francisco federal jury’s 2017 finding that TransUnion had violated the FCRA, but reduced the jury’s $60 million award to $40 million after finding the punitive damages were excessive.

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