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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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Trace Staffing Solutions Consumer Report FCRA Settlement

Trace Staffing Solutions, LLC is paying nearly half a million dollars to settle a class action alleging it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The complaint alleged that Trace did not give employees and applicants a disclosure that met the requirements of the law and did not obtain proper authorization before obtaining consumer reports.  Read more

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Verizon Obtains Credit Reports with No Permissible Purpose Class Action

Consumer credit and background reports are being used more and more often these days, not only when consumers apply for credit, but also when they apply for a job or apply to rent an apartment. However, companies must have a valid reason to request such reports. The complaint for this class action alleges that Verizon  Read more

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Synergy One Lending Consumer Report Authorization FCRA Class Action

Companies may request consumer reports on employees or prospective employees, but only according to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which has requirements for authorization and use of such reports. The complaint for this class action alleges that Synergy One Lending, Inc. violated the FCRA and California state laws in the document it used to  Read more

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Dignity Health Consumer Report Disclosures FCRA California Class Action

The complaint for this class action argues that Dignity Health has committed violations of federal and state laws: the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), California’s Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA), and its Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRAA). All involve disclosures relating to Dignity’s obtaining of consumer reports on prospective employees.  Read more

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Home Depot Disclosure for Applicant Consumer Report FCRA Class Action

Did Home Depot USA, Inc. violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in its dealings with prospective employees? The complaint for this class action says it did in that it did not have a form that met the requirements of the law to inform prospective employees that it would be conducting a background check on  Read more

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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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Comcast Hard Credit Pull for Simple Inquiry FCRA Class Action

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) specifies the reasons parties may obtain consumer credit reports on others. The list of valid reasons is limited. The complaint for this class action alleges that Comcast Cable Communications, LLC has violated the FCRA by doing hard credit pulls on consumers when they so much as inquire about the  Read more

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Avalon Health Care, Berryman Health FCRA and California Labor Law Class Action

The complaint for this class action comes packed with allegations against three companies, Avalon Health Care Inc., Berryman Health, Inc., and Avalon Health Care Management of California, LLC. It first makes claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state laws about the companies’ practices of obtaining background reports for job applicants. Then it  Read more

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