A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that plaintiffs can sue the federal government for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, such as negligently reporting incorrect financial information about them to credit bureaus.

In passing FCRA, Congress clearly waived the government’s “sovereign immunity” from being sued, the high court held. The court noted that the law expressly includes “any … government … agencies” among those entities that can be held liable for violating the act, the court added.