FCRA Consumer Litigation Filings Continue to Increase in February 2018

In February 2018, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) cases led consumer litigation filings with 422 plaintiffs – nearly 60 percent higher than in February 2017 – while Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) cases and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) cases declined, according to WebRecon LLC.

“This showcases an unmistakable trend in recent months where FCRA has broken out of the shadows to show new strength in the consumer litigation big picture,” according to WebRecon CEO Jack Gordon. “FCRA used to be the ugly stepchild to TCPA… That trend appears to have subsided.”