Berry v. LexisNexis Risk & Information Analytics Group

Case # 11-cv-00754
Case Name Berry v. LexisNexis Risk & Information Analytics Group
Jurisdiction US District Court for E.D. VA
Summary

LexisNexis sells a product known as an "Accurint report", which provides detailed personal and credit information regarding an individual customer. These reports are sold for, among other things, assisting debt collectors. These reports are sold without the protections of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, making them unfair to consumers and illegal.

Final Approval Date 09/05/2014
Result
  1. Final approval granted.
  2. All objections overruled.
  3. The Hardaway mass objectors, the Aaron mass objectors, as well as Adam Schulman of the Center for Class Action Fairness appealed the Final Approval.
  4. Oral arguments on appeal are set for 09/15/2015.
Dismissal of Last Appeal ongoing
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
Class Action Complaint.pdf
Preliminary Approval.pdf
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Objection of Adam E. Schulman

Objectors Adam E. Schulman
Signers Adam E. Schulman
Attorneys Adam E. Schulman
Summary
  1. Class is overbroad.
  2. Injunctive relief provides no benefit to the class.
  3. Attorneys' fees are excessive and show signs of self-dealing.
  4. Release is overbroad.
  5. Notice was not provided individually to those in the Defendant's records.

Adam Schulman is an attorney for the Center for Class Action Fairness, run by Ted Frank. He represented himself in this case, pro se.

Attachments Objection of Adam Schulman.pdf
Objection of Adam Schulman (Attorneys' Fees).pdf
Appeal of Objector Schulman.pdf
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Objection of Scott Hardaway

Objectors Scott Hardaway
Signers Edward W. Cochran
Thomas Bevan
Attorneys Edward W. Cochran
Thomas Bevan
Edwin F. Brooks
Summary
  1. Law does not allow class members to seek injunctive relief.
  2. Class is improperly defined.
  3. Incentive awards for class representatives are excessive.
  4. Release is overbroad.

NOTE: This objection was purportedly filed on behalf of 7,289 class members, who entered a fee agreement with counsel.

Attachments Objection of Hardaway et al.pdf
Brooks Admission for Hardaway Objectors.pdf
Appeal of Hardaway Objectors.pdf
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Objection of Megan Christina Aaron

Objectors Megan Christina Aaron
Signers Charles B. Molster, III
Attorneys Charles B. Molster, III
Samuel Issacharoff
Ryan Thompson
Kimball R. Anderson
William P. Ferranti
Karl A. Leonard
Summary
  1. Release is overbroad.
  2. Injunctive relief provides no benefit to the class.
  3. The Fair Credit Reporting Act does not allow for injunctive relief.
  4. Class members receive no monetary compensation.

NOTE: This objection was filed on behalf of 20,206 absent class members.

Attachments Objection of Megan Christina Aaron et al.pdf
Appeal of Aaron et al Objectors.pdf
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Objection of David Brown

Objectors David Brown
Signers David Brown
Attorneys
Summary
  1. Injunctive relief is insufficient to prevent future violations.
Attachments Objection of David Brown.pdf
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