Seattle saga continues: Amicus denied

We recently discussed an interesting amicus filed in the Yim v. Seattle.  GRE Downtowner LLC (“GRE”) supported the plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment and deny the City of Seattle’s cross-motion for summary judgment.  Sadly, the Court denied GRE’s motion to file the brief.  GRE makes a great point, even if the Court did not accept it. GRE… Continue reading Seattle saga continues: Amicus denied

CDIA to Arkansas Supreme Court: Public records are public

In a brief to the Arkansas Supreme Court, CDIA urged the Court to “again reiterate that public records should remain open to the public, and to deter courthouses across the state from implementing policies that frustrate such rights of access.” With its amici partners, the Sue Weaver CAUSE, and Coalition for Sensible Public Records Access,… Continue reading CDIA to Arkansas Supreme Court: Public records are public

The condition of the conviction

Late last year, RentGrow won a victory in the Seventh Circuit on definition of “conviction”.  Adalco v. RentGrow, No. 18-1932 (7th Cir. 2019).  The court found that the definition of “conviction” under the FCRA should be interpreted under federal law, not the law of the state where the criminal record is generated. The appellate court affirmed the holding… Continue reading The condition of the conviction

The Seattle Saga: A building owner weighs in with the problems of not conducting background checks

We have mentioned several times before (see, here), the ongoing federal court challenge to Seattle’s residential screening ordinance and CDIA’s amicus in that case.  That case, Yim v. Seattle, grinds on, but there was a new and interesting amicus filed in the case.  GRE Downtowner LLC (“GRE”) supports the plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment and deny… Continue reading The Seattle Saga: A building owner weighs in with the problems of not conducting background checks

CDIA to CFPB Task Force: We have so much to talk about

CDIA filed a comment this week with the CFPB’s Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law in response to its March 2020 Request for Information to Assist the Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law.  Since the RFI was open-ended, it allowed CDIA to offer a comment on a wide range of issues the consumer reporting community… Continue reading CDIA to CFPB Task Force: We have so much to talk about