Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A California Superior Court Judge has granted a motion for class certification for two certified Classes of job applicants in a lawsuit that claims Disneyland background checks for employment did not comply with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), according to a report from Top Class Actions.Continue reading "Judge Grants Class Certification in FCRA Lawsuit against Disneyland"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 15, 2017, a Judge in the Northern District of Texas issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order granting a dismissal for the defendants in a class action lawsuit, Dyson v. Sky Chefs, Inc., holding that the plaintiff who alleged the improper inclusion of “extraneous” information in a …Continue reading "Judge Dismisses FCRA Lawsuit Over Background Check Disclosure for Lack of Standing Under Article III"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 20, 2017, a federal jury in California awarded a record $60 million in statutory and punitive damages after finding that major credit reporting agency TransUnion allegedly violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when performing credit checks by confusing consumers with individuals found in the United States …Continue reading "Jury Awards Record Damages of $60 Million after Finding Credit Reporting Agency Violated FCRA"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A federal judge in Texas has ordered a company located in the state that compiles public records to turn over information requested in a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as part of a nonpublic investigation to determine whether consumer reporting agencies …Continue reading "Judge Grants CFPB Petition Enforcing Demand for Information from Public Records Company"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A potential class action lawsuit brought by a former employee against Five Guys claims the popular burger chain violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and California labor law by conducting background checks on employees without properly notifying them, according to a report from BigClassAction.com.Continue reading "Burger Chain Faces FCRA Class Action Lawsuit Over Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 23, 2017, a consumer filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana against two of the three major credit reporting agencies claiming “she was damaged because her credit report was not updated per her request,” according to a report from …Continue reading "Consumer Files Lawsuit Claiming Credit Reporting Agencies Failed to Remove Dispute Language from Credit Report"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 11, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decided in Dreher v. Experian Information Solutions, Inc., et al that the plaintiff’s claim that Experian violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by listing a defunct company on his credit report – thus …Continue reading "Appeals Court Finds No Concrete Injury in FCRA Lawsuit Over Incorrect Information on Credit Report"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Booneville, Indiana woman who was shocked to learn she would not be hired for a nursing job when an employment background check report revealed that she had “multiple felonies” – even though she insists she has “a squeaky clean criminal record” – has filed a class action …Continue reading "Inaccurate Background Check Leads Applicant to File Class Action Lawsuit against Prospective Employer"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In March 2017, a federal judge in Minnesota dismissed a class action lawsuit where a woman claimed that her former employer and its related entities “willfully” violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) even though she said she did not suffer any “actual damages” but only “informational damages.”Continue reading "Judge Dismisses FCRA Lawsuit Involving Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published a blog entitled “Background checks on prospective employees: Keep required disclosures simple” to help employers understand requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when procuring background screening reports on job applicants from third party screeners.Continue reading "FTC Tells Employers to Keep FCRA Required Disclosures Simple for Background Screening Reports on Job Applicants"