Bankhead v. First Advantage Background Services Corp.
Bankhead v. First Advantage Settlement
1:17-cv-02910-LMM

Welcome to the Bankhead v. First Advantage Settlement Website

What is the lawsuit about?

Plaintiffs allege that First Advantage violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) by allegedly producing background reports on certain individuals containing non-conviction information older than seven years from the date of the report.  Plaintiffs allege that this reporting caused harm and violated the law.

First Advantage vigorously denies the Plaintiffs’ claim and denies all liability to Plaintiffs and the Class.  First Advantage denies that it has violated the FCRA in any manner whatsoever, and has raised a number of defenses to the claims asserted.

The Parties are settling the lawsuit to avoid the risks, uncertainties and expenses associated with contested litigation.

Who is included?

You are part of the Settlement Class if you are a person upon whom Defendant produced one or more reports which included one or more records older than seven years which included a term listed in Exhibit A to the Settlement Agreement in the disposition field from June 23, 2015 through January 27, 2019.  If you are part of the Settlement, you should have received a notice in the mail or in your email.

You are among the approximately 20,628 Class Members entitled to receive an automatic payment if you are an individual upon whom Defendant produced one or more reports which included one or more records older than seven years which included a term listed in Exhibit A to the Settlement Agreement in the disposition field from June 23, 2015 through January 27, 2019.  This group of individuals is known as the Class Members Entitled to Autopay, and if you are in this group you will receive an automatic payment so long as you do not opt out of the Class or object to this settlement.

If you are not a Class Member Entitled to Autopay, you were required to submit a Claim Form to receive a payment.  The notice you received in the mail or email indicates whether you were required to submit a Claim Form to receive a payment.  If you are not certain as to whether you are a Class Member or whether you were required to file a Claim Form, please call the Settlement Administrator toll-free at 1-844-546-2346 or send an email to info@bankheadsettlement.com.  The question of class membership will be determined based on First Advantage's records and investigation.

Legal Rights and Options

Option and Deadline
Event
Do Nothing Class Members Entitled to Autopay. If you do nothing, you will receive an automatic payment. The amount of the payment will vary depending on a variety of factors, but it is estimated to be between $56 and $58. It could be more or less than this amount.  You will release any claim you may have against First Advantage.

Class Members Not Entitled to Autopay. If you received a Claim Form in the mail, or if the email notice you received said you need to file a Claim Form to receive a payment, you must submit a Claim Form by July 9, 2019 in order to receive a payment. If you do nothing, you will not be paid and you will release any claim you may have against First Advantage.
Submit a Claim Form

July 9, 2019
(Passed)
Class Members Not Entitled to AutopayIf you received a Claim Form in the mail, or if the email notice you received said you need to file a Claim Form to receive a payment, you must submit a Claim Form online or by mail postmarked by July 9, 2019 in order to be paid. The amount of the payment will vary depending on a variety of factors, but it is estimated to be between $56 and $58. It could be more or less than this amount.
Exclude Yourself

July 9, 2019
(Passed)
If you exclude yourself from the Settlement, you will not receive any monetary payment. By excluding yourself, you will not release any claim you may have against First Advantage.
Object

July 9, 2019

(Passed)
You may tell the Court why you believe the Settlement should not be approved. If the Settlement is not approved, no one will be paid.
Attend the Final Approval Hearing

September 19, 2019
The Court has set a hearing for September 19, 2019 to decide whether the Settlement should be approved. It is not necessary for you to appear at this hearing, but you may attend at your own expense.

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Mail

Bankhead v. First Advantage
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91312
Seattle, WA 98111