Home Depot Background Check Disclosure FCRA Class Action

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) intends to ensure that consumers’ credit reports are only accessed for certain limited, permissible purposes, and that consumers are properly informed of, and consent to, the access. The complaint for this class action alleges that Home Depot USA, Inc. did have a permissible purpose but did not properly perform  Read more

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CrimShield Background Report Requirements FCRA Class Action

CrimShield, Inc. provides background reports to help companies screen prospective employees. At times, it does more than that, reviewing the reports itself and determining whether the subject of report should be hired. The complaint for this class action alleges that CrimShield does not complaint with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in how it obtains  Read more

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AppFolio Tenant Screening Report False Info FCRA Settlement

AppFolio, Inc. is settling a class action alleging that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The complaint alleged that AppFolio (a) sold tenant screening reports that included information from public records that belonged to a different person, and (b) did not give consumers proper disclosures required by the FCRA when asked.   Read more

First Advantage Background Services Hid Sources of Consumer Report Class Action

Plaintiff Carlos Ramirez was turned down for a job because a background report on him claimed that he had been convicted of a petit theft in 2013. Ramirez says he could not have committed the 2013 theft because he did not set foot in the US until 2015. The complaint for this class action alleges  Read more

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Instant Checkmate, Truthfinders Report on Expunged or Sealed Records Class Action

Consumer reporting companies can’t print everything they uncover in their consumer reports. For example, the law prohibits them from publishing expunged or sealed criminal records. But the complaint for this class action alleges that consumer reporting agency the Control Group Media Company and its subsidiaries Instant Checkmate and Truthfinders go ahead and publish these this  Read more

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Deluxe Check Printers Prospective Employee Credit Checks Class Action

Deluxe Corporation and Deluxe Check Printers regularly obtain credit background reports on prospective employees, says the complaint for this class action. However, the complaint alleges that they do this without obtaining providing proper disclosures or obtaining proper authorization. This would be a violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and as well as California’s  Read more

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Umpqua Bank Background Check FCRA Settlement

Umpqua Bank is setting aside $325,000 to settle a class action. The complaint alleged that when the bank obtained background and credit checks, it did not comply with all the provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.   Read more

FedEx/Genco I Background Check and Wage and Hour Cases Settlements

FedEx Supply Chain, Inc. is settling two cases at once.  The background check case alleges that the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act and California laws because it did not provide the subjects of background checks with proper pre-screening disclosures.  The wage and hour case alleges that the company violated the Fair Labor Standards  Read more

Pepsi Beverages Background Check FCRA Settlement

Bottling Group, LLC, Grayhawk Leasing, LLC, and New Bern Transport Co. have agreed to settle a class action alleging that they violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Specifically, the complaint claims that when undertaking employment background checks, these Pepsi Beverages-related companies did not make the required standalone disclosures to the subjects of the background  Read more

Johnson & Johnson Background Check Unlawful Class Action Lawsuit

This lawsuit alleges that Johnson & Johnson violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act when doing background checks on potential new hires.  Read more