Acadia Healthcare and The Refuge Background Reports FCRA Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. and The Refugeā€”a Healing Place, LLC have agreed to settle a class action alleging that they violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in their acquiring of background reports for employment purposes. The complaint accused the companies of using an incorrect form for the information on and authorization of the credit report, not obtaining proper authorization, and not giving the applicant prior notice of adverse action based on the report.

Docket Number:


Company: Acadia Healthcare Company Inc.

Filing Deadline: September 29, 2020

Class Period: November 27, 2016

Objection Deadline: September 29, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: September 29, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: October 9, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

No proof is necessary. Presumably company records will be used for verification.


You may be eligible if you are an individual for whom Acadia, The Refuge, or any of their US affiliates obtained a criminal background check based on a paper authorization and disclosure form between November 27, 2016 and the date of final judgment in this case.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Share of the net settlement fund, up to $100. Final amount depends on costs subtracted and the number of valid claims received.

Total Settlement Amount: $1,600,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Wenzel Fenton Cabassa PA

Claim Form: Acadia Healthcare and The Refuge Background Reports FCRA Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Holly-Taylor v. Acadia Healthcare Co., Inc., et al.

Settlement Website: Acadia Healthcare and The Refuge Background Reports FCRA Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
American Legal Claim Services

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Holly-Taylor FCRA Settlement
c/o American Legal Claim Services
PO Box 23459
Jacksonville FL 32241

Tags: Background Reports, FCRA, Failure to Provide Pre-Adverse Action Notification, Failure to provide proper notice and/or obtain proper authorization