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ABC Company, a California corporation, prepared a consumer

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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?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 10 months ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
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.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thanks so much.
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 10 months ago.
Thank you for your reply.
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