Bloomberg Law
March 31, 2021, 9:01 AM

Justices’ View on Credit Reports Carries Impact for Data Claims

Andrea Vittorio
Andrea Vittorio

The U.S. Supreme Court’s eventual ruling in a case involving TransUnion LLC credit reports could have implications for consumers’ ability to sue companies in class actions in areas from robocalls to data breaches.

The court’s justices heard oral argument Tuesday in the credit reporting case, whose impact depends on how the court’s eventual decision will focus on the specifics of the case, as opposed to broader questions around the kind of harms consumers must show to bring class claims.

“A lot of that is going to depend on how the court crafts its opinion,” said John Toro, a partner at ...

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