Defamation Claim Not Preempted by FCRA

By June 11, 2019 Uncategorized

Today, the Western District of Virginia issued an opinion in James Hoback v. Synchrony Bank, (in a matter of first impression for that court) that common law defamation claims are not necessarily preempted by the Fair Credit Reporting Act. We are delighted to represent our client in pursuing claims both for defamation and violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act for wrongfully reporting late payments on a credit account he never signed up for. Inaccurate credit reporting severely impairs victims’ ability to participate in our economy. We are delighted to represent clients in FCRA claims and to take a stand against unfair credit reporting practices.

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