An advance FREE version of the much-beloved federal practice manual geared for legal aid and public interest attorneys is now available on the NCLC Digital Library. NCLEJ with contributions from 29 federal court litigators has just updated and revised the Shriver Center’s classic version. This article explains the manual’s free access and describes its content and digital tools.
On February 8, the Supreme Court held that the FCRA waives federal sovereign immunity from FCRA damage claims when federal agencies furnish inaccurate information to consumer reporting agencies. This article examines the broader implications—other FCRA claims against federal agencies, FCRA claims against state and local agencies, and which other consumer statutes waive sovereign immunity.
Effective January 23, 2024, two new CFPB advisory opinions clarify a number of critical Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) issues and should facilitate private FCRA litigation. The first advisory opinion addresses accuracy issues in background check reports used by most employers and landlords. The second advisory opinion addresses problems consumers face when seeking complete disclosure of their credit reports.
NCLC has compiled resources for advocates navigating trending subjects in consumer law. Resources include free NCLC articles, written submissions from past NCLC conferences free to the consumer law community, links to relevant NCLC treatise material, pleadings and discovery, and more. Most of the resources are free to the public or free to the consumer law community. View NCLC's aggregated lists of resources on the NCLC Digital Library.