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The Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA), Civ. Code,1 1786 et seq., and the Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRAA), Civ. Code 1785.1 et seq., regulate agencies that gather information on consumers to provide to employers, landlords, and others for use by those persons in making employment, rental, and other decisions. This appeal involves investigative consumer reports – background checks – made on employees of First by HireRight. Plaintiff filed suit against First alleging violations of the ICRAA and the trial court dismissed the suit after granting First's motion for summary judgment based on the holding of Ortiz v. Lyon Management Group, Inc. In Ortiz, the appellate court held that the ICRAA was
unconstitutionally vague as applied to tenant screening reports containing unlawful detainer information because unlawful detainer information relates to both creditworthiness and character. The court disagreed with the analysis in Ortiz, concluding that there is nothing in either the ICRAA or the CCRAA that precludes application of both acts to information that relates to both character and creditworthiness. Therefore, the court concluded that the ICRAA is not unconstitutionally vague as applied to such information and reversed the summary judgment.