Kforce Background Check Disclosures FCRA Settlement

Kforce, Inc. is paying $790,000 to settle a class action alleging that it gave prospective employees background check disclosure forms that were deficient under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).  Read more

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First Advantage No Investigation of Disputed Credit Report Entries Class Action

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) gives consumers rights when companies compile and trade information about them. For example, in passing the FCRA, Congress said that “the consumer has a right … to correct any erroneous information in his credit file.” In this class action, the complaint alleges that First Advantage Background Services Corp. does  Read more

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LexisNexis, Kroll Consumer Reports Info on Judgments and Liens Class Action

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires that companies that collect or sell data on individuals must use reasonable means to ensure that their data is accurate. This class action alleges that LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Kroll Factual Data, Inc. do not take such precautions in supplying or selling data about civil judgments or liens.  Read more

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Frontwave Credit Union Disclosures for Consumer Report FCRA Class Action

Frontwave Credit Union sometimes obtains consumer reports on current and prospective employees, says the complaint for this class action. That’s permitted by law. But the complaint alleges that Frontwave does not provide proper disclosures to the report subject before doing so, or obtain proper authorization, in violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)  Read more

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Acadia Healthcare and The Refuge Background Reports FCRA Settlement

Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. and The Refuge—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  Read more

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Sterling Infosystems Background Report Addresses Settlement

Sterling Infosystems provides background reports. It is now settling a class action alleging it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by reporting addresses where the subject of the report had not lived for at least seven years.  Read more

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Circle K Employee Consumer Reports Violated Privacy FCRA Class Action

Employers, or prospective employers, may obtain consumer reports on employees and job applications only if they following the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The complaint for this class action alleges that Circle K Stores, Inc. obtained reports on both employees and job applicants but did not meet all the requirements of the  Read more

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Realogy Group Credit Report Disclosures FCRA Settlement

Realogy Group, LLC is paying around $400,000 to settle a class action alleging that it improperly obtained consumer reports for employment purposes. According to the complaint, the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by not making the disclosures required by law.  Read more

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Early Warning Service Consumer Report Settlements

Early Warning Services, LLC (EWS) is paying a little less than $4 million to settle a class action alleging the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in two ways. First, the complaint alleged that when consumers asked for a copy of their files, EWS provided not the entire file but a “Summary File  Read more

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Wells Fargo Consumer Reports FCRA Settlement

Wells Fargo is paying $3.8 million to settle a class action alleging it obtained consumer reports for employment purposes without making the disclosures or meeting other requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).  Read more

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