Carolina First Bank Job Applicant Discrimination 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:

Carolina First Bank is settling a class action alleging it discriminated against African Americans based on their credit history. The complaint alleged that the bank’s credit check practices had an unequal effect on African Americans, thus violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Docket Number:

18 Civ. 02927

Company: Carolina First Bank NA

Filing Deadline: May 6, 2019

Class Period: April 29, 2010 to April 30, 2011

Objection Deadline: April 26, 2019

Exclusion Deadline: April 26, 2019

Final Approval Hearing: June 18, 2019

Proof of Purchase:

No, but you must have received a class notice in order to file a claim form online. If you did not receive a notice but believe you are a class member, contact the settlement administrator.


You may be eligible if you are an African-American who applied for a job with Carolina First Bank and were not hired because of adverse information on a credit check, between April 29, 2010 and April 30, 2011.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Estimated amounts: If you were employed at the time, flat payment of $2,500. If you were unemployed, $1,000 for each month of continued unemployment, up to a maximum of $25,000. Final amount may be less, depending on the number of valid claims received.

Total Settlement Amount: $450,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Outten and Golden LLP

Claim Form: Carolina First Bank Job Applicant Discrimination Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Robinson v. Carolina First Bank, N.A.

Settlement Website: Carolina First Bank Job Applicant Discrimination Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Rust Consulting

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

The Carolina First Bank Settlement
c/o Rust Consulting Inc – 6487
PO Box 54
Minneapolis MN 55440-0054
(866) 683-4874

Tags: Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, Racial Discrimination