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Premium Mortgage Corp. v. Equifax, Inc., No. 08-5317

In an action for misappropriation of trade secrets against credit reporting agencies engaged in the practice of permitting lenders competing with plaintiff to purchase pre-screened consumer reports containing "trigger leads" compiled by plaintiff, dismissal of the action is affirmed where: 1) the Fair Credit Reporting Act preempted state law claims based on pre-screened reports; and 2) plaintiff failed to identify the legal basis for defendants' alleged duty and obligation to maintain the confidentiality of trigger leads.

Read Premium Mortgage Corp. v. Equifax, Inc., No. 08-5317

Appellate Information

Argued: March 9, 2009

Decided: October 5, 2009


Per Curiam


For Appellant:

Louis B. Cristo, Trevett Cristo Salzer & Andolina, P.C., Rochester, NY

For Appellees:

David Cooper, Jones Day, New York, NY

Christopher R. Lipsett and David Sapir Lesser, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, New York, NY