Petco's $1.2M Deal To End Hidden Credit Check Case OK'd

Law360 (November 19, 2018, 7:42 PM EST) -- A $1.2 million settlement that will end a class action against Petco for surreptitiously running credit checks on job applicants has been approved by a California federal court, which called the deal a "good result" for the nearly 40,000 class members and the company.

Under the terms of the deal, Petco Animal Supplies Inc. will pay $1.2 million into a settlement fund. Lead plaintiffs Jacklyn Feist and Angelica Zimmer will receive $5,000 each, their attorneys will receive $300,000, and class members will receive either $20 or $170 each, depending on whether they were denied a job due to the offending credit...

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