Nuisance Value Settlements Eliminate Potential Class Action in FACTA and FCRA Actions Against Grocery Store Clients in the Chicagoland Area

Steve Johnson was retained to represent a substantial number of local grocery stores from various chains that were alleged to have violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act in potential class actions.  Through the knowledge gained as part of a national group of attorneys defending these class action claims and by performing a detailed analysis of the facts and claims in each complaint, Steve was able to identify potential defenses for these clients which placed the attorney’s fees provision of these Acts in issue for the plaintiff’s counsel and raised questions as to the potential for class certification in each of the claims.  By acting quickly, filing appropriate motions and advocating the defenses available to the firm’s clients, Steve was able to resolve each of these actions as individual claims and not as class actions which saved each of the clients substantial amounts of time and money before the cases were certified as class actions.