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Subject:  Re: CRA lawsuit Date:  8/1/2002  1:01 PM
Author:  jacqueg Number:  135322 of 312189

<I'm surprised this hasn't turned up on this board yet. Got it from the "buying/selling a home" board. Interesting.
Jury Awards $5.3 Million for Credit Report Errors>

You beat me to it...

<Thomas eventually got her mortgage by contacting the creditors directly, providing the correct information about her name, address, Social Security number and stating she wasn't using any other names or any other addresses.>

An interesting tidbit in the Oregonian's story, but not in this one, was that Thomas went so far as to get a letter from the other woman (Upton) affirming that Upton was responsible for the bad debts on Thomas' report. This story includes some history on other suits against TU as well.

To read the Oregonian's story: (it's a really ugly URL, this is easier believe me - for a major paper, the O's website is pathetic)
Go to, click on the News+Biz tab, then on the Today's Business link, then on All Today's Business Stories, scroll down to find the story.

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