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Syed v. M-I, LLC, (9th Cir. Jan. 20, 2017)

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Ninth Circuit: FCRA Background Check Disclosure Cannot Include Liability Waiver

FordHarrison LLP • February 03, 2017
Executive Summary: In a case of first impression, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a background check disclosure that included a liability waiver violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The Ninth Circuit is the first federal appeals court to decide this issue and definitively stated that the statute “unambiguously bars the inclusion of a liability waiver.”