SEPTA Applicants Fight To Keep Alive Background Check Suit

Law360, New York (July 25, 2016, 5:22 PM EDT) -- Three men fought Friday to keep alive a proposed class action accusing the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority of violating federal law in its use of consumer reports, insisting they suffered real harm by the authority's invasion of their privacy.

The plaintiffs, who also claim SEPTA discriminates against job applicants with drug convictions, were responding after the regional public transportation authority recently asked a judge in Pennsylvania's Eastern District to dismiss the lawsuit.

SEPTA contends, in part, that the group hasn't shown it was harmed by the...
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