LexisNexis, Retail Workers Get Nod For $2.38M Settlement

Law360, New York (August 4, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge has given preliminary approval to a $2.38 million settlement in a proposed class action claiming LexisNexis Risk Solutions Inc. illegally distributed damaging information about retail workers to current and potential employers.

Under the settlement, LexisNexis has suspended its Esteem database — which lead plaintiffs Keesha Goode and Victoria Goodman claimed had classified retail workers as thieves — and has agreed to implement stricter requirements in an effort to protect consumers in the event it resumes the use of the database for employment...
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