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July 10, 1997 | (John O'Dell)
A New Jersey consumer data firm claims that credit bureau giant Experian Inc. is reselling proprietary information in violation of an agreement and is asking a federal judge to stop the alleged abuse. The complaint was filed in federal court in Newark by Database America Companies Inc.
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July 10, 1997 | (John O'Dell)
A New Jersey consumer data firm claims that credit bureau giant Experian Inc. is reselling proprietary information in violation of an agreement and is asking a federal judge to stop the alleged abuse. The complaint was filed in federal court in Newark by Database America Companies Inc.
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BUSINESS
December 7, 1999
* Experian Inc. said it plans to build a campus-style headquarters complex costing as much as $100 million on 19 acres of undeveloped property in Costa Mesa. The credit-reporting giant acquired the land for $24.4 million. The company, formerly TRW, said its 1,500 employees have outgrown its Orange headquarters.
BUSINESS
August 31, 1999
Michael Scofield has been named director of data quality for Experian Inc.'s information solutions division in Orange. He previously served as vice president of information quality for Home Savings of America and senior manager of data architecture for DirecTV. * Michelle Shelton is the new director of sales and events for the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba Linda. She has been with the library for more than five years as manager of special events.
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December 3, 1997 | Times Wire Reports
Real estate services provider First American Financial Corp. and credit data giant Experian Inc. said they have completed the merger of their real estate information units into a new company, First American Real Estate Solutions LLC, which will begin operations Jan. 1. Santa Ana-based First American will own 80% of the new company and Orange-based Experian will own 20%. Financial terms were not disclosed.
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April 15, 1997 | (John O'Dell)
In a move that vastly extends its reach into direct marketing, credit information giant Experian Inc., based in Orange, said it has bought one of the nation's biggest direct mail companies for $246.2 million, mostly in cash. Experian, formerly the financial information business unit of TRW Inc., said the acquisition of Direct Marketing Technology Inc., based in the Chicago area, makes it the nation's third-largest direct mail operation.
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February 3, 1998 | John O'Dell
Credit information giant Experian Inc. has signed a memo of intent to acquire the credit card and check processing unit of French banking industry leader Societe General for $110 million. Completion of the deal is expected later this month. In addition to processing financial instruments, the 1,400 employee SG2 unit compiles and markets consumer and business information databases. Experian, a subsidiary of Great Universal Stores PLC in Great Britain, maintains its U.S. headquarters in Orange.
BUSINESS
October 2, 1996
Experian Inc., the former TRW Information Systems unit that was spun off two weeks ago, has laid off 90 of its 3,500 employees as part of a restructuring. The consumer credit and real estate information company said that 20 employees at its headquarters in Orange were let go and that the other layoffs were spread over dozens of its nearly 100 locations around the world. Company officials had said prior to the spinoff from TRW Inc.
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November 19, 1999 | EDMUND SANDERS, Edmund Sanders covers financial institutions and fraud for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-5811 and at edmund.sanders@latimes.com
Privacy advocates have something new to worry about. Orange-based Experian Inc., the credit bureau and information company, has launched a new product that enables online merchants to gather personal information about consumers as they shop. After a potential customer registers at the businesses' Web sites, Experian's software program, called Visitor Insight, runs the person's name through a giant demographic database, which contains information on about 98% of American households.
BUSINESS
August 7, 1997 | (Patrice Apodaca)
Providing fresh evidence that a proposed commercial airport in El Toro hasn't hurt the local real estate market, a report has found that home values around the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station are keeping pace with the rest of Orange County. The study of 1,000 homes shows that between January and June this year, house and condominium values within a 6.5-mile radius of the military site rose by an average of 1.3%. Similar homes in other parts of the county appreciated by 0.
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September 4, 1997 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Credit and marketing data giant Experian Inc. has acquired a Florida business software company that provides direct marketing list information to small businesses. Terms of the purchase of Serious Business Software Inc. of Tampa were not disclosed. The company will operate as a subsidiary of Experian's Direct Tech unit.
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