The Eleventh Circuit vacated a $490,000 punitive damages award last Friday for a single FCRA violation, finding that there wasn’t enough proof of a willful violation. Considering that the jury had initially awarded $3 million in punitives (which the trial court cut to $490,000 on due process grounds), this is a big win for Experian.

On Friday, after reviewing Plaintiff’s credit reports which were ordered by the Court last month, the Honorable Laurie J. Michelson, dismissed Plaintiff’s claims against Michigan First, concluding there was no inaccurate or misleading reporting. (See Rider v. Equifax Info. Servs. LLC, No. 2:19-cv-13660, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 99265, at *2 (E.D. Mich. June

“It appears that there are at least eight cases in this District where the plaintiffs make the same claims against Michigan First. And in each case, the plaintiffs are represented by the same counsel. And in each case, Michigan First is represented by the same counsel,” the Honorable Laurie J. Michelson of the Eastern District