Publix Seeks OK On $6.8M Deal Over Background Checks

Law360, New York (October 28, 2014, 12:58 PM EDT) -- Publix Super Markets Inc. and plaintiffs suing the chain over its job application process asked a Tennessee federal court on Monday to sign off on a roughly $6.8 million settlement, potentially laying to rest claims that the supermarket company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act with improper background check procedures.

In a joint motion, Publix and the class of job applicants asked U.S. District Judge Todd J. Campbell to grant final approval to the $6,797,475 settlement, which will provide each of the 90,633 class members with roughly $48.55, if the court grants the requested attorneys' fees and class representative service payments....

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