Section 1983, the FCRA, and FDCPA

Magnum v. Action Collection Service, Inc., No. 08-35191 (9th Cir. Aug. 4, 2009) was an unusual case involving a 911 dispatcher who wrote bad checks. The chief of police investigated her. She sued him him and various collection agencies. Held:

Mangum, who issued dozens of bad checks, asserts that her
constitutional rights were violated when the city police
department, where she worked, obtained copies of the checks
from those who were seeking to collect upon them. We hold
that no constitutional right of hers was violated. Similarly, the
City did not violate any right she had under FCRA or
FDCPA. Thus, we affirm the judgment for the City and for
Captain Furu, who conducted the City’s investigation.

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