ResCare Can't Duck Suit Over Job Seeker Credit Checks

Law360, New York (August 29, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT) -- A West Virginia federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss a proposed class action accusing ResCare Inc. of looking into job applicants' credit backgrounds and consumer histories without their approval, rejecting the company's argument that a settlement offer it made to the plaintiff rendered his claims moot.  

Chief U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers said the $25,000 offer put forward by the provider of home care services to people with disabilities didn't necessarily exceed the maximum amount plaintiff Jason Smith could win at trial, and therefore it...
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Case Information

Case Title

Smith v. Res-Care, Inc.

Case Number



West Virginia Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Robert C. Chambers

Date Filed

March 15, 2013

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