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Torts Keyed to Underwood
Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. v. Green-Moss Builders, Inc.
Citation:472 U.S. 749 (1985)
The defendant was a credit-reporting agency that provided subscribers with financial and related information about businesses. All the information is confidential. One day, the defendant sent a report to five subscribers indicating that the plaintiff, a construction contractor, had filed a voluntary petition for bankruptcy. This report was false and grossly misrepresented the respondent’s assets and liabilities. After determining that its report was indeed false, the defendant issued a corrective notice to the five subscribers who had received the initial report.
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