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A federal court in Washington last week declined to grant summary judgment in favor of OneWest Bank on a Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") claim where OneWest did not fully investigate account disputes received directly from the consumer and not from a consumer reporting agency. In McDonald v. OneWest Bank, FSB, Case No. C-10-1952RSL, 2013 WL 858187 (W.D. Wash. Mar. 7, 2013), the plaintiff/consumer notified three consumer reporting agencies ("CRAs") he disputed a debt OneWest was reporting on his credit report. He also sent letters directly to OneWest outlining the specific ...

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