LexisNexis To Pay $1.3M To Settle Employment Report Suit
By Sean McLernon
Law360, New York (April 15, 2013, 1:26 PM ET) -- LexisNexis Screening Solutions Inc. agreed Friday to hand over more than $1.3 million to settle a Fair Credit Reporting Act class action in Georgia federal court accusing the company of failing to quickly notify thousands of people about negative background reports it supplied to their potential employers.
A LexisNexis computer glitch that prevented as many as 18,000 job applicants from receiving notice of the adverse reports, according to a motion for preliminary settlement approval. Another 700 or so people also had outdated criminal information included in...