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 must submit a Claim Form to receive a payment. The notice you received in the mail or email indicates whether you are 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 are required to file a Claim Form, please call the Settlement Administrator toll-free at 1-844-546-2346 or send an email to email@example.com. The question of class membership will be determined based on First Advantage's records and investigation.