1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. General Business
  4. Article 25: Fair Credit Reporting Act


Section 380-M Civil liability for negligent noncompliance

General Business (GBS)

Any consumer reporting agency or user of information who or which is negligent in failing to comply with any requirement imposed under this article, other than a violation of section three hundred eighty-t of this article, with respect to any consumer is liable to that consumer in an amount equal to the sum of:

  (a) Any actual damages sustained by the consumer as a result of the failure;

  (b) In the case of any successful action to enforce any liability under this section, the costs of the action together with reasonable attorney's fees as determined by the court.