FCRA Consumer Litigation Filings Increased Nearly 60 Percent Over Previous Month in September 2017

Consumer litigation filings under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) increased by nearly 60 percent in in September 2017 over the previous month, an increase that “keeps it in line with the aggressive growth in recent years,” according to litigation statistics reported by WebRecon LLC.

WebRecon reports that FCRA filings increased 58.4 percent from 351 in August 2017 to 556 in September 2017. The 3,328 year-to-date filings under the FCRA from January 2017 to September 2017 are a 13.5 percent increase from the 2,932 FCRA filings from January 2016 to September 2016.