NAPBS Executive Director Melissa Sorenson Explains How Removing Birthdate from Court Records May Have Unintended Consequences

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With many courts considering the removal of identifiers such as date of birth (DOB) from public records to protect citizens from identity theft, Melissa Sorenson, Executive Director of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), has written a guest column for The Gazette entitled ‘Removing …

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Uber to Pay $10 Million to Settle Lawsuits with SF and LA Over Driver Background Checks

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Ride-sharing application provider Uber has agreed pay at least $10 million to settle lawsuits filed by district attorneys in San Francisco and Los Angeles that claim the company misled passengers about the quality of driver background checks, a figure that could rise to $25 million if …

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Sony Data Breach Lawsuit Settlement Gets Final Approval

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A federal judge in Los Angeles has given final approval to a multimillion-dollar settlement that finally ends a class action lawsuit against Sony Pictures stemming from a massive data breach suffered by the studio in November 2014 that exposed the personal data of thousands of employees …

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Home Improvement Store May Settle FCRA Class Action Lawsuit with Gift Cards

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Lowe’s Companies, Inc. may offer more than 450,000 people a $50 gift card or a $35 check in a settlement agreement for a class action lawsuit that claims the home improvement store violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) with background checks, reports Time Warner Cable …

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Class Action Lawsuit Claims Negligent Hiring by Hospital Put Thousands of Patients at Risk

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A class action lawsuit filed in a Colorado Federal Court claims a hospital put thousands of its patients at risk through the negligent hiring of a surgical technologist who potentially exposed them to viruses such as HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C, according to the Denver …

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Home Depot to Pay $19.5 Million for Massive Data Breach

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Home Depot Inc. has agreed to pay $19.5 million – $13 million to settle class action lawsuits and $6.5 million for identity protection services – to compensate approximately 40 to 50 million consumers affected by a massive data breach in 2014, according to a report from Reuters.

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Complaint Claims Violations of California ICRAA by Consumer Reporting Agency

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A complaint filed in Superior Court of California County of San Francisco claims a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) has violated the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA), California Civil Code § 1786 ET SEQ. The ICRAA “regulates the procurement, content, and use of criminal, credit, medical, …

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Restaurant and Arcade Chain Faces FCRA Class Action Lawsuit Over Background Checks

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A proposed class action lawsuit claims that restaurant and arcade chain Dave & Buster’s allegedly disregarded the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when conducting background checks for employment purposes on prospective employees, according to a report from TopClassActions.com.

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Background Check Expert Helps Employers Avoid FCRA Lawsuits

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn With litigation against employers conducting background checks mushrooming, Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a webinar with Compliance World – ‘The Explosion of Lawsuits against Employers under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) – Traps and Pitfalls to Avoid’ …

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Judge Approves $4.75 Million Settlement against Background Check Firm in FCRA Lawsuit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A New York federal judge has granted final approval to a $4.75 million settlement in class action lawsuit against a background check company for alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a report on the TopClassActions.com website.

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