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Consumer Protection – Fair Credit Act – Libel – Injunctive Relief (access required)

On a matter of first impression, a Fairfax Circuit Court holds that the Fair Credit Reporting Act preempts injunctive relief requested by plaintiff under his common law libel action for a credit reporting agency’s alleged retention of false information about plaintiff, and the request for injunctive relief is dismissed. In March 2009, when plaintiff applied to ...