Syed v. M-I, LLC

Prospective employer violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by including a release of claims in the same document as the statutorily required notice that it might obtain a credit report on the applicant for employment purposes.  Under 15 USC 1681b(b)(2)(A), a prospective employer may obtain a credit report on a job applicant only if the…

Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins

Today the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, — S.Ct. –, No. 13-1339, 2016 WL 2842447, at *6 (U.S. May 16, 2016).  In a victory for defendant Spokeo, the Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, on grounds that the lower court—in finding Robins had Article III standing…