Job Seekers Win Class Cert. In Background Check Row

Law360, Los Angeles (July 27, 2016, 8:14 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday certified a class of applicants who say background check company S2Verify unlawfully included obsolete criminal information on their reports in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, saying the alleged harm meets the tests established by the U.S. Supreme Court in May's Spokeo decision.

Regmon L. Hawkins had filed the proposed class action against consumer reporting agency S2Verify, saying its report to his prospective employer included past drug arrests that did not see a conviction that were older than seven years, in violation of the FCRA.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup in his order Tuesday...

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