SCOTUS To Hear E-Filing Privacy Lawsuit
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.January 18, 2012
The Supreme Court of the United States will decide whether the government is liable for an e-filing glitch that reportedly exposed an attorney's credit card expiration date, Courthouse News Service reports. After using his credit card to pay an e-filing fee, attorney James Bormes received a confirmation with the expiration date from the government's pay.gov system. Bormes filed a class-action lawsuit claiming the incident violates the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Originally dismissed by a federal judge, the case was revived by the Federal Circuit after Bormes filed an appeal.