Jury Awards $7 Billion in Punitive Damages Against Cable Company for “Negligent Hiring” of Employee Who Murdered Customer

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 26, 2022, a jury in Dallas County awarded $7 billion in punitive damages against a cable company for “systemic safety failures” that led to the “negligent hiring” of a field technician who murdered an 83-year-old customer in her home in 2019, according to a news report…

CFPB Orders Auto Servicer to Pay $19 Million for Credit Reporting Failures

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 26, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) penalized an auto servicer for repeatedly providing inaccurate information to nationwide credit reporting companies and failing to take proper measures to address inaccurate information identified between 2016 and 2020, according to a CFPB news release. The order from…

ClearStar and Social Intelligence to Present Free Webinar on August 10, 2022

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn ClearStar, a leading Human Resources (HR) technology firm that provides background checks, and Social Intelligence™, the only social media background screening company to be designated as a consumer reporting agency (CRA) by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), will host a free webinar titled “Social Media Background Checks: Supporting…