First Advantage No Authorization to Do Background Check Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

First Advantage Background Services Corporation, which provides background checks to prospective employers, is settling a class action alleging that it provided such reports for Legacy Red Clients without getting certification that the subject had authorized the report and without getting a form signed by the subject. A Legacy Red Client is one acquired via the purchase of LexisNexis Screening Solutions.

Docket Number:

JCCP No. 4961

Company: First Advantage Background Services Corporation

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: August 17, 2012 to November 20, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: December 6, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

No proof is required.


You may be eligible if, between August 17, 2012 and November 20, 2020, First Advantage provided a background report about you to a Legacy Red Client potential employer without first having the employer certify that you had authorized the report and without providing a form signed by you, stating you had authorized the report.

Class members may begin redeeming benefits on February 7, 2022.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Benefits: (1) $15 discount on Instant Check, (2) $15 discount on Resume Check, (3) nine free full file disclosures. Discount codes expire February 7, 2024. Free file disclosures expire February 7, 2025, with only one free full file disclosure permitted per quarter.

Total Settlement Amount: Up to $5.5 million for attorneys’ fees and costs, plus costs of benefits and settlement administration

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Dion-Kindem Law Firm
Setareh Law Group
The Blanchard Law Group APC

Case Name: First Advantage Credit Cases

Settlement Website: First Advantage No Authorization to Run Background Checks Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
KCC Class Action Services, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

KCC Class Action Services LLC
P.O. Box 43540
Providence, RI 02940-3540

Tags: Background Reports, FCRA, Providing Report Without Authorization