Judge OKs $3.6M Deal In FCRA Suit Over Background Checks

Law360 (November 12, 2019, 8:48 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge granted final approval Tuesday to a $3.6 million settlement between Global HR Research and a class of job applicants to resolve allegations that the consumer reporting agency violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by giving clients access to background check reports for employment purposes without obtaining certification they would comply with the law.

U.S. District Judge John E. Steele also awarded class counsel Morgan & Morgan PA and Consumer Litigation Associates PC more than $1.2 million in attorney fees and $5,000 service awards to class representatives Shawana Sanders and Kenyatta Williams, putting an end to the litigation brought...

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