Jul 162009
 July 16, 2009  Posted by  Business, Court

LexisNexis mismatched information about people in consumer reports and published the mistakes to third parties, a class action claims in Federal Court.

The class claims LexisNexis’ reports included details about people who were not the intended subjects, due to its failure to correctly identify consumer data. Its publication of the inaccurate data was intentional and reckless, the complaint states, and is an unlawful credit reporting practice.

Lead plaintiff James M. Williams says LexisNexis Risk & Information Analytics Group’s mistake cost him a job when it furnished a disparaging criminal background report on him to a potential employer. Williams says LexisNexis attributed to him a drug distribution conviction of a person with a similar name.

Read more on Courthouse News.

Lawsuit complaint (pdf).

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