Background Check Co. Settles Claims Over Faulty Report

Early Warning Services LLC has agreed to pay up to $225,000 to end a proposed class action by a woman who says Wells Fargo Bank NA rescinded a job offer after a background check falsely reported she was fired from her previous bank job for fraud, according to a Wednesday filing in New Jersey federal court.

U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler signed a class certification order for the purposes of settling Steve-Ann Muir's claims. EWS denies any wrongdoing. The settlement includes a $500 payout for...

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