Kierre J. Townsend v. G2 Secure Staff, L.L.C. et al.
Townsend v. G2 Secure Staff Settlement
Case No. 18STCV04429

Welcome to the Townsend v. G2 Secure Staff Settlement Website

What is this lawsuit about?

In the Action, Plaintiff alleges on behalf of herself and a putative nationwide and California class the following claims against Defendants: (1) violation of 15 U.S.C § 1681b(b)(2)(A) (Fair Credit Reporting Act); (2) violation of 15 U.S.C. §§ 1681d(a)(l) and 1681g(e) (Fair Credit Reporting Act); (3) violation of California Civil Code §§ 1786 et seq. (Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act); and (4) violation of California Civil Code §§ 1785 et seq. (Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act). The Action asserts claims for penalties, injunctive relief, costs of suit, interest, restitution, and reasonable attorneys’ fees.

Defendants are confident that they have strong legal and factual defenses to these claims, but they recognize the risks, distractions, and costs associated with litigation. Defendants contend that their background check policies and procedures and background check disclosures/authorizations are lawful and have been lawful throughout the Class Period. Defendants also contend that Plaintiff’s claims do not meet the requirements for class certification.

This Settlement is the result of good faith, arm’s length negotiations between Plaintiff and Defendants, through their respective attorneys. Both sides agree that in light of the risks and expenses associated with continued litigation, this Settlement is fair and appropriate under the circumstances, and in the best interests of the Class Members. The Settlement is a compromise and is not an admission of liability on the part of Defendants.

How do I know if I am a part of the Settlement?

The Court has certified, for settlement purposes, the following class (the “Class”):

“All persons in the United States who applied for employment with Defendants and were the subject of a background check(s) that was procured by Defendants, or caused to be procured by Defendants, at any time from November 9, 2016 through February 3, 2020.”

If you received a copy of the Notice in the mail, according to the records of G2 Secure Staff, L.L.C., you are a member of the Class (“Class Member”).

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS

 

Option and Deadline
Description
Do Nothing If you do not submit an Opt-Out Request and do not object to the Settlement, then you are not required to take any action. You may simply wait until the Court grants final approval of the Settlement at the Final Approval Hearing, and you will be mailed your Settlement Payment thereafter. In exchange for the Settlement Payment, you will be releasing all Released Claims in the Settlement, including any Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and related state law claims related to the allegedly non-compliant pre-authorization forms, including any adverse action claims.
Exclude Yourself
Postmarked by May 2, 2020
You can submit an Opt-Out Request and be excluded from the Settlement. If you choose to be excluded from the Settlement, you will not receive any Settlement Payment, and you will not be bound by any judgment or other final disposition of the action. Your Opt-Out Request must be postmarked on or before May 2, 2020.
Object
Postmarked by May 2, 2020
You can object to the Settlement if you do not submit an Opt-Out Request by sending your signed objection to the Settlement Administrator, including your name, address, telephone number, the case name and number, and the reasons why you believe the Settlement should not be approved. All objections must be postmarked no later than May 2, 2020.
Attend the Final Approval Hearing
on July 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
The Los Angeles County Superior Court, located at 312 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, in Department 10, will conduct a hearing on whether to finally approve the Settlement and, if so, will determine what attorneys’ fees and costs should be awarded to Class Counsel and whether a Service Payment should be awarded to the Class Representative.

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Mail

Townsend v. G2 Secure Staff
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91344
Seattle, WA 98111