Nationstar Mortgage Pulled Credit Report Without Permissible Purpose FCRA Class Action

Strangers can’t simply go pull up your credit report; they have to be authorized and/or be doing it for one of a limited number of permissible purposes—so says the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The complaint for this class action claims that Nationstar Mortgage pulled Plaintiff Jeffrey Helbling’s credit report without his knowledge or authorization,  Read more

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24-7 InTouch Background Check FCRA Settlement

Ascenda USA, Inc., doing business as 24-7 InTouch, has agreed to form a settlement fund of over a million dollars to settle a class action alleging that its handling of background checks for prospective employees violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The complaint claims that Ascenda’s Disclosure and Authority to Release Information form contained  Read more

Verified Credentials Consumer Report FCRA Settlement

Verified Credentials, Inc. is settling a class action alleging that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The complaint alleges that, in consumer reports for employment purposes, the company reported public-record information likely to have an adverse effect without providing notice of this to the subject of the report and without maintaining strict procedures to  Read more

Equinox FCRA and Criminal Background Discrimination Violations Class Action

Plaintiff Hassan Barrow was convicted of a crime he did not commit, according to the complaint for this class action, and he would like the protections of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the New York criminal record laws, in this case in his refusal of employment by Equinox Holdings, Inc. The complaint alleges  Read more

Whole Foods Inadequate Protection of Customer Info Data Breach Class Action

Whole Foods is known as a high-end grocery retailer, but at some of its 470 stores it also offers taprooms and restaurants. The complaint for this class action alleges that its taprooms and restaurants were the subjects of a data breach in September 2017. According to the complaint, Whole Foods knew about the breach but  Read more

General Information Solutions Background Check Criminal Record Settlement

General Information Solutions, LLC (GIS) has agreed to settle a class action alleging that it produced a background report by reporting records other than convictions of crimes that were more than seven years old, thereby violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).  Read more

Wells Fargo and Mississippi Iron Works Credit Card RICO and TILA Class Action

According to the complaint for this class action, when plaintiff John Edward Meeks agreed to take out a loan for new window and door home protection from Mississippi Iron Works (MIW), he had no idea that what he was doing was applying for a Wells Fargo credit card—specifically the Wells Fargo Home Projects Credit Card.  Read more

Avis No Advance Notice of Adverse Action on Employment FCRA Class Action

When she was offered a job in California with Avis, plaintiff Denise Watkins was ready to accept. Then, Avis withdrew its offer, because, the complaint says, the background report they had received from Sterling contained a criminal history. In fact, it wasn’t her history—but by the time she saw the error, it was too late.  Read more

Pepsi Employment Background Check FCRA Class Action

Sometime in or around August 2016, plaintiff Altareek Grice applied for a position at Pepsi Beverages Company. According to the complaint, as part of the process, Pepsi ordered a consumer report from Carco Group on Grice. But Pepsi did not make this known to Grice by disclosing it to him “in a document that consists  Read more

Uber Drivers Background Check FCRA Settlement

Uber is settling a class action alleging that when it performed background checks on prospective drivers, it violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as well as related state laws. The complaint for the case claims that Uber did not provide proper notice that it was intending to get a background check, did not  Read more