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Case Name Stokes v. Realpage CJ-PA-0003
Docket / Court 2:15-cv-01520 ( E.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Criminal Justice (Other)
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Case Summary
On March 25, 2015, the plaintiffs filed a consumer class action on behalf of consumers nationwide who had been the subject of misleading and inaccurate background reports sold by the defendant, RealPage, Inc. to landlords. The plaintiffs, represented by attorneys from Community Legal Services, sued ... read more >
On March 25, 2015, the plaintiffs filed a consumer class action on behalf of consumers nationwide who had been the subject of misleading and inaccurate background reports sold by the defendant, RealPage, Inc. to landlords. The plaintiffs, represented by attorneys from Community Legal Services, sued in the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), asking the court for damages and declaratory relief. They alleged that the defendant, RealPage, Inc., adopted and maintained a policy and practice of failing to timely update the criminal record information it maintains so as to eliminate records of cases that have been expunged, thus not accurately reflecting the final disposition of these cases. Moreover, the plaintiffs alleged that the defendant systematically violated FCRA by failing to provide complete and accurate disclosures of all information the defendant maintains about consumers to these consumers upon request.

On October 26, 2015, the defendants filed a motion to stay, which was granted in a January 25, 2016 opinion by U.S. District Court Judge John R. Padova. This order further stated that the case would be placed in suspense until the U.S. Supreme Court decided Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins.

On June 20, 2016, the case was put back on the docket for final disposition. On June 24, the defendant filed a motion to dismiss count two of the plaintiffs' complaint, but this motion was denied in an October 18, 2016 order by Judge Padova. This case is still ongoing.

Saeeda Joseph-Charles - 11/13/2016


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Lending
General
Record-keeping
Records Disclosure
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. ยง 1681 ("FCRA")
Defendant(s) RealPage, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Consumers nationwide who had been the subject of misleading and inaccurate background reports sold by the defendant, RealPage, Inc. to landlords.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  Philadelphia Forfeiture
http://ij.org/case/philadelphia-forfeiture/
Date: Aug. 11, 2014
By: Institute for Justice (Institute for Justice)
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Docket(s)
15-cv-1520 (E.D. Pa.)
CJ-PA-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/06/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
CJ-PA-0003-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/25/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum [Denying Motions to Dismiss] (E.D. Pa.)
CJ-PA-0003-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/18/2016
Source: Bloomberg Law
Judges Padova, John R. (E.D. Pa.)
CJ-PA-0003-0002 | CJ-PA-0003-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Brennan, Lauren KW (Pennsylvania)
CJ-PA-0003-0001 | CJ-PA-0003-9000
Dietrich, Sharon (Pennsylvania)
CJ-PA-0003-0001 | CJ-PA-0003-9000
Francis, James A. (Pennsylvania)
CJ-PA-0003-0001 | CJ-PA-0003-9000
Hollander, Michael G. (Pennsylvania)
CJ-PA-0003-9000
Searles, David A. (Pennsylvania)
CJ-PA-0003-0001 | CJ-PA-0003-9000
Soumilas, John (Pennsylvania)
CJ-PA-0003-0001 | CJ-PA-0003-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Aronchick, Mark A. (Pennsylvania)
CJ-PA-0003-9000
Foos, Martin A. (Ohio)
CJ-PA-0003-9000
McKee, Sharon (Pennsylvania)
CJ-PA-0003-9000
Raether, Ronald I. Jr. (California)
CJ-PA-0003-9000

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