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HTMLNinth Circuit Finds Standing Based on Alleged Violation of Plaintiff’s Statutory Rights Even Without a Showing of Actual Harm
Gregg Farnham, Cindy D. Hanson, Maureen A. Sheehy; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 17, 2014
In a decision that may have broad application in cases involving an alleged violation of a statutory right, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a plaintiff suing for violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (the “FCRA”) has Article III standing to pursue a...


HTMLThe Domino's Effect: How Following the Letter of the FCRA Could Save your Business from a Litigation Chain Reaction
Craig E. Bertschi, Cindy D. Hanson, John P. Jett, Susan W. Pangborn; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 2, 2012, previously published on February 1, 2012
Despite its somewhat misleading title, The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) applies to criminal background checks. The FCRA provides for a specific disclosure process when any background check (credit or criminal) is used in the employment process: namely, to obtain a background check for...


Adobe PDFClass Action Fairness Act of 2005
Cindy D. Hanson; Kilpatrick Stockton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 20, 2005, previously published on March 2005
On February 18, 2005, President Bush signed the "Class Action Fairness Act of 2005" ("CAFA") into law. CAFA changes the procedure for litigating class actions and applies to all class actions commenced on or after the date of enactment.