Dish Serves Up $1.75M To Settle FCRA Class Action

Law360, New York (September 7, 2016, 4:28 PM EDT) -- Dish Network LLC has agreed to pay $1.75 million in a two-tiered settlement of a putative class action by contractor technicians who accused it of Fair Credit Reporting Act, the technicians' attorney told a New York federal judge on Wednesday.

Dish and its consumer reporting agency, Sterling Infosystems Inc., stood accused of failing to disclose background checks on the contractors, not providing legally compliant disclosure and barring technicians they deemed "high-risk" from working on Dish projects with giving preadverse action notice.

E. Michelle Drake of Berger & Montague PC said that the "adverse action class" — a group of about 9,000...

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