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April 24 2017

FCRA Suit Against Amazon Moves Forward

A judge has ruled that a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) suit against Amazon can move forward in Florida federal court. 

Donovan Hargrett, who sought employment as a fulfilment associate in Florida, accused the online retailer of violating the FCRA by failing to provide two separate forms for his job application and background check authorization. 

The putative class action did not request actual damages but sought an award of statutory damages for Amazon's willful FCRA violation. The case was consolidated with a similar action filed by two other applicants.