Dollar General Coughs Up $4M To End Background Check Suit

By Aebra Coe (October 16, 2014, 3:13 PM EDT) -- Discount retail chain Dollar General has agreed to pay $4 million to settle a proposed class action claiming it didn't properly notify more than 200,000 job applicants they would be screened by background checks, a Virginia federal court filing revealed Wednesday.

In the filing, the plaintiffs requested class certification and approval of the deal that would settle claims that Dollar General violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by providing rejected job applicants with outdated and noncompliant notices they had been screened, or notices that came in the mail too late.

The suit was brought by lead plaintiff Jonathan Marcum in 2012....

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