Merz v. Equifax Information Services LLC et al
ORDER Denying Defendant's 22 Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by District Judge Matthew F. Leitman. (HMon)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 15-cv-13088
Hon. Matthew F. Leitman
MERCHANTS & MEDICAL
CREDIT CORPORATION, INC.,
ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT’S MOTION
FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT (ECF #22)
On July 27, 2015, Plaintiff Christopher Merz (“Merz”) filed a Complaint
against Defendant Merchants & Medical Credit Corporation, Inc. (“M&M”) in state
court.1 (See Notice of Removal, ECF #1-1 at 5, Pg. ID 9; attaching the state court
complaint.) On July 31, 2015, M&M removed the case to this Court. (ECF #1 at 1,
Pg. ID 1.) The Complaint includes two claims against M&M: (1) Negligent
Violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act; (2) Willful Violation of the Fair Credit
Reporting Act. (ECF #1-1 at 8-10, Pg. ID 12-14.) M&M filed a motion for summary
The Complaint also included claims against Trans Union, LLC, Equifax
Information Services, LLC, and Experian Information Solutions, Inc. These
defendants were voluntarily dismissed on November 23, 2015, December 18, 2015,
and September 8, 2016, respectively. (See ECF ## 13, 15, 21.)
judgment (the “Motion”) on September 16, 2016. (See ECF #22.) The Court held a
hearing on the Motion on December 21, 2016.
For the reasons stated on the record at the December 21, 2016 hearing, the
Court DENIES the Motion (ECF #22).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: December 21, 2016
s/Matthew F. Leitman
MATTHEW F. LEITMAN
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon the
parties and/or counsel of record on December 21, 2016, by electronic means and/or
s/Holly A. Monda
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