GENERAL UPDATE: THE COURT GRANTED FINAL APPROVAL OF THE SETTLEMENT ON JULY 7, 2020. PAYMENTS WERE MAILED OUT TO ELIGIBLE CLASS MEMBERS ON AUGUST 11, 2020.
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”).