Safeway, Vons Consumer 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:

This settlement resolves a class action against a number of supermarket defendants: Safeway, Inc., the Vons Companies, Inc. Vons Sherman Oaks, LLC, Safeway Southern California, Inc., and Safeway Leasing, Inc. The complaint alleged that the supermarket companies procured consumer reports on prospective employees without following the provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and certain state background check laws; it claimed that the companies did not provide proper notice or obtain proper authorization.

Docket Number:


Company: Safeway

Filing Deadline: April 30, 2021

Class Period: June 6, 2017 to November 25, 2019

Objection Deadline: April 30, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: April 30, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: June 11, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

Presumably company records will be used for verification.


You may be eligible if (1) Safeway obtained a background check on you at any time between June 6, 2017 and November 25, 2019, or (2) the Vons Companies (including under the names Pavilions, Vons Sherman Oaks, Safeway Southern California, or Safeway Leasing) obtained a background check on you at any time between February 20, 2018 and November 25, 2019.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Share of the Net Settlement Fund, even allocated across the Safeway and Vons class members.

Total Settlement Amount: $2,300,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Up to $11,000 each

Law Firms:
Gallenberg, PC
Gibbs Law Group
Thomas & Solomon LLP

Claim Form: Safeway, Vons Consumer Reports FCRA Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Sullivan, et al. v. Safeway Inc., et al.

Settlement Website: Safeway, Vons Consumer Reports FCRA Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
American Legal Claim Services

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Safeway FCRA Settlement
P.O. Box 23668
Jacksonville, FL 32241-3668

Tags: Background Reports, FCRA, Obtaining Reports Without Making Proper Disclosures, Unauthorized Credit Reports or Credit Pulls