Paramount Beats FCRA Suit Over Job Seeker Credit Checks

By Kat Greene (March 27, 2015, 5:39 PM EDT) -- Paramount Pictures Corp. escaped a putative class action when a California federal judge ruled it hadn't violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by getting credit reports on current and prospective employees without providing a separate release form, according to an order issued Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria found that plaintiff Michael Peikoff hadn't shown that the film studio company didn't properly disclose that it would run the credit reports, siding with Paramount's argument that the studio's inclusion of the disclosure in tandem with another item that had to be signed didn't violate the FCRA, according to Friday's order. 

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