Tag Archives: Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

Job Applicants Consolidate Class Action Lawsuits Claiming FCRA Violations by Waffle House Background Check Reports

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Former job applicants who claim Waffle House violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) with background check reports have filed a new complaint that “consolidates claims brought by 23 plaintiffs in two Waffle House class action lawsuits filed earlier this year,” according to a report from TopClassActions.com. Continue reading

Class Action Lawsuit Claims Alleged Violations of FCRA with Background Check Reports on Applicants

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A job applicant from Oregon has filed a class action lawsuit that claims superstore chain Fred Meyer allegedly failed to satisfy the requirements of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when conducting background check reports on applicants, according to a report from Top Class Actions. Continue reading

Class Action Lawsuit Claims Home Depot Violated FCRA with Background Checks of Job Applicants

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action lawsuit filed by a Florida man claims Home Depot USA violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when conducting background checks on potential employees by not making the proper disclosures required by the FCRA to job applicants, according to a report from Top Class Actions. Continue reading

Judge Dismisses FCRA Lawsuit Against Home Depot Citing Supreme Court Decision in Spokeo Case

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

On October 18, 2017, a California federal judge granted a Motion to Dismiss a proposed class action lawsuit against Home Depot that claimed the retailer violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by failing to make proper disclosures and failing to obtain proper authorization when screening. Continue reading

FCRA Consumer Litigation Filings Increased Nearly 60 Percent Over Previous Month in September 2017

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Consumer litigation filings under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) increased by nearly 60 percent in in September 2017 over the previous month, an increase that “keeps it in line with the aggressive growth in recent years,” according to litigation statistics reported by WebRecon LLC. Continue reading

Starbucks Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Alleged FCRA Violations during Applicant Background Checks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action complaint filed in a federal court in Georgia against Starbucks Corporation claims the coffeehouse chain allegedly violated required provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by not giving job applicants the chance to correct inaccurate information on their background check reports. Continue reading

Congress Considers FCRA Liability Harmonization Act to Amend Fair Credit Reporting Act to Limit Damages in Class Action Lawsuits

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

On September 7, 2017 – ironically the same day nationwide credit reporting agency Equifax announced it had suffered a massive data breach – Congress held a hearing entitled “Legislative Proposals for a More Efficient Federal Financial Regulatory Regime” to consider six proposals including one called “The FCRA Liability Harmonization Act” (H.R. 2359) that would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to limit damages related to class action lawsuits filed under the FCRA. Continue reading

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Marriott Resorts for Alleged FCRA and California Labor Code Violations

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A class action complaint filed against Marriott Ownership Resorts, Inc. claims the vacation ownership company allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by failing to adequately disclose and obtain authorization to conduct background checks on job applicants. Continue reading

Home Depot Faces FCRA Class Action Lawsuit Over Background Check Consent Forms

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

On August 4, 2017, a class action lawsuit filed in California federal court against Home Depot USA Inc. claimed the home improvement retailer willfully violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) with allegedly improper disclosures and authorizations on background check consent forms. Continue reading

Appeals Court Finds FCRA Lawsuit Over Background Check Disclosures Lacks Article III Standing

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

On August 1, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that a plaintiff who filed class action lawsuits claiming extraneous information in a background check disclosure form violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) lacked the necessary Article III standing under the U.S. Constitution for a lawsuit. Continue reading