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SCOTUS Grants TransUnion’s Challenge to $40 Million Class Award

Dec. 16, 2020, 2:45 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday it will hear TransUnion‘s challenge to a $40 million award for class claims brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, agreeing to weigh in on what showing is required for “concrete injury” under Spokeo v. Robins.

TransUnion’s petition for certiorari argues that absent class members—who might not learn that their credit reports, which were never shared with a third party, contained damaging misinformation until they receive their multi-thousand dollar checks in the mail—were uninjured.

Acording to TransUnion, lead plaintiff Sergio L. Ramirez’s injuries, including embarrassment, difficulty securing a loan, and a canceled ...