|Date Of Involvement:||08/05/2010|
This case presented the following questions:
1. Whether Section 1681s-2(b) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) makes unlawful a furnisher’s failure to echo back to the consumer reporting agencies (“CRAs”) a consumer dispute of which the CRA advised the furnisher, when the obligation to notify CRAs of disputes is expressly found in Section 1681s-2(a), and FCRA’s private rights of action are available to enforce violations of Section 1681s-2(b) but not Section 1681s-2(a).
2. Whether, as every court before the Ninth Circuit decision below had concluded, Section 1681t of FCRA, 15 U.S.C. § 1681t, preempts a California statute that creates a private damages remedy for violations of state law with respect to the obligations of furnishers of information to the CRAs.