Sheehan v. King County Experian, No. C97-1360WD (W.D. Wash. dismissed July 17, 1998).
Status: Dismissed

In 1997, William Sheehan filed suit against a number of credit reporting agencies, including Experian, alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. In response, Experian sought and received a temporary restraining order against Sheehan’s web site, (no longer in use), which included disparaging comments regarding the agency and contact information for its employees and attorneys. After weighing the First Amendment interests, the court vacated the temporary restraining order and denied Experian’s effort to turn it into a preliminary injunction. The court then dismissed the entire case.

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