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Inaccurate Background Checks

CFPB Warns Against Name-Only Matching in Background Checks

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an “advisory opinion” on November 4, 2021, reminding background screening companies that name-only matching procedures are illegal under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The majority of landlords and employers in the United States utilize the services of background screening companies to help […]

Tue Dec 7, 2:50am


Kelly Guzzo Helps to Resolve Claims with VEC to Resolve Unemployment Backlog

On May 25, in response to a lawsuit filed in April by Kelly Guzzo, PLC, Consumer Litigation Associates and three legal aid organizations, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson entered an Order that requires the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) to eliminate its backlog of unpaid unemployment benefits claims.  The lawsuit was […]

Thu Jun 3, 7:37pm

Inaccurate Background Checks

Kelly Guzzo Stands Up for Tenants Impacted by Wrongful Background Checks

Kelly Guzzo, PLC recently filed multiple lawsuits in federal court alleging that a company wrongfully shared consumers’ criminal record information with potential landlords.  One lawsuit alleges that expunged criminal records were improperly provided to landlords.  Another alleges that the criminal record of the wrong consumer was included in a tenant’s […]

Fri Apr 9, 6:08pm

Payday and Online Loans

Kelly Guzzo Earns Decision to Protect Borrowers in Golden Valley Case

    Kelly Guzzo, PLC was part of a team of lawyers who earned a key decision that will protect borrowers from exorbitant interest rates on loans.  Kelly Guzzo sued on behalf of consumers with loans issued in the names of Golden Valley Lending, Silver Cloud Financial, Mountain Summit Financial, […]

Mon Mar 15, 7:38pm

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