Jan 172012
 
 January 17, 2012  Court, Govt, Laws

Barbara Leonard reports:

The Supreme Court will determine whether the government may be liable for an e-filing defect that allegedly published the expiration date of attorneys’ credit cards to the Internet.

Attorney James Bormes used his credit card to pay the e-filing fee for a lawsuit he filed on behalf of one of his clients. After processing the transaction, the government’s pay.gov system sent Bormes a confirmation webpage that allegedly containing his credit card’s expiration date.

Bormes filed a class action against the government, claiming the government’s printing of credit card expiration dates violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

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