Postmates Courier Applications 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:

This settlement resolves a class action alleging that Postmates, Inc. violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when it made background checks of individuals who signed up to be couriers using Postmates’ platform, but did not provide them with the disclosures and notices that the law requires. The complaint alleges that Postmates obtained the reports for employment purposes but did not provide applicants with (a) the legally-required disclosures, or (b) a copy of their consumer reports and a notice of their rights before taking adverse action against them.

Docket Number:


Company: Postmates Inc.

Filing Deadline: October 17, 2017

Class Period: July 31, 2013 to May 1, 2016

Objection Deadline: October 2, 2017

Exclusion Deadline: October 2, 2017

Final Approval Hearing: November 7, 2017

Proof of Purchase:

No, but you must be on file in Postmates’ records.


You may be eligible if you applied to be a courier using Postmates’ platform and Postmates performed a background check on you. There are two settlement categories, and the one you belong to will be determined by Postmates’ records.

  • Category 1681b(b)(2): All persons who signed up to be couriers using the Postmates platform between July 31, 2013 and May 1, 2016, who were subject to a background check procured by Postmates, not including persons who are Category 1681b(b)(3) settlement class members.
  • Category 1681b(b)(3): All persons who had unfavorable results in a Postmates’ background check and were not allowed to be couriers using the Postmates platform, between July 31, 2013 and September 24, 2015. 
Typical Settlement Amount:

For Category 1681b(b)(2) class members, payment is estimated as being between $14 and $25 if you file a valid claim form; for Category 1681b(b)(3) class members, payment is estimated as being between $42 and $75, and you do not need to file a claim form. Payments will vary depending on the number of valid claims received. Members of the second category will receive three times as much as members o

Total Settlement Amount: $2,500,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$3,500- $6,500

Law Firms:
Berger & Montague
Fitapelli & Schaffer LLP

Claim Form: Nesbitt FCRA Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Nesbitt, et al. v. Postmates, Inc.

Settlement Website: Nesbitt FCRA Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
JND Class Action Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Nesbitt FCRA Settlement
c/o JND Class Action Administration
P.O. Box 6878
Broomfield, CO 80021

Tags: FCRA, Failure to provide subject with a copy of report, Failure to provide subject with summary of rights under FCRA