First Advantage No Authorization to Do Background Check Settlement

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  Read more

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UBS Background Report Disclosure and FCRA Rules Class Action

Congress passed the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) because it saw “a need to insure that consumer reporting agencies exercise their grave responsibilities with fairness, impartiality, and a respect for the consumer’s right to privacy.” The complaint for this class action alleges that UBS Financial Services, Inc. violated the law when it obtained a background  Read more

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Safeway, Vons Consumer Reports FCRA Settlement

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  Read more

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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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