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ABC Company, a California corporation, prepared a consumer report for employment purposes for a client. Consumer is being sued by a former employer, and attorney for former employer wants to subpoena said consumer report. Since the consumer report is regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act and California law, are there any regulatory or statutory protections from compelled disclosure?
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Any document that is subpoenaed by lawful subpoena is fair game and must be turned over. If the report is confidential or contains confidential information, they can file a motion for a protective order to protect the confidential information from being contained in the public court records. However, even in the FCRA if there is a legal subpoena for information, that is a court order that must be complied with.
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