California Man Denied an Condominium Based mostly on False Client Report

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Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., just lately filed a lawsuit on behalf of a California man towards TransUnion Rental Screening Options and RentSpree within the U.S. District Court docket for the Japanese District of Pennsylvania, alleging the businesses violated the U.S. Truthful Credit score Reporting Act (“FCRA”).

In line with the grievance within the lawsuit, in July 2022, our consumer was looking for an residence to stay in. As a part of his utility for a specific residence, his would-be landlord bought a client report ready by TransUnion and RentSpree. That report contained inaccurate and derogatory details about our consumer.

Particularly, the report included false info associated to our consumer’s supposed legal historical past. The wrong info included misdemeanors for Battery on Partner/Cohabitating/Noncohab Former Partner/And so forth and Disturb by Loud/Unreasonable Noise which don’t belong to our consumer. Our consumer has no legal historical past of his personal.

As a substitute, the legal historical past belongs to at the least one different client. TransUnion and RentSpree combined the patron report of our consumer with that of at the least one different client relating to this legal historical past.

As a result of inaccurate client report, our consumer was denied the rental residence. The wrong legal info inside the report was a considerable issue for his being denied.

The grievance alleges TransUnion and RentSpree violated the FCRA by failing to comply with cheap procedures to guarantee the utmost doable accuracy of the data it reported about our consumer, which led to the corporate mixing our consumer’s client report with that of at the least one different client’s report leading to his client report containing an inaccurate legal historical past. Had the defendants adopted these procedures, they wouldn’t have combined these client reviews.

“The patron report ready by TransUnion and RentSpree grossly disparages our consumer and falsely portrays him as a convicted legal,” mentioned Siobhán McGreal, one of many attorneys at Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. who filed the lawsuit. “In relation to tenant background checks, there’s maybe no larger error {that a} client reporting company could make. Few landlords can be prepared to supply a lease to somebody with a legal background. Mockingly, had somebody from TransUnion or RentSpree reviewed the general public information that have been the supply of the data in our consumer’s client report, they might have seen that this info was inaccurate.”

On account of TransUnion and RentSpree’s alleged misconduct, our consumer has suffered precise damages within the type of misplaced rental alternative, hurt to status, and emotional misery, together with anxiousness, frustration, humiliation, and embarrassment.

The aid our consumer is searching for within the lawsuit consists of, amongst different issues, precise damages, statutory damages, punitive damages, and attorneys’ charges.

In case your client report or tenant background verify accommodates inaccurate details about you, you might be able to get better damages towards the credit score reporting company that created it. If you happen to achieve this, the credit score reporting company can also be required to pay your attorneys’ charges and prices.

Click on right here or name 215-735-8600 to schedule a free case evaluation with a consultant of Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. Positioned in Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco, we serve purchasers nationwide.

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