Lowe's Pays $2.2M To Settle Applicant Background Check Suit

Law360, New York (November 2, 2016, 7:55 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina federal judge on Tuesday gave final approval to a $2.2 million settlement to compensate a class of prospective Lowe's employees passed over for positions with the company because of information contained in background checks run by the retailer, in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U.S. District Judge Richard Voorhees signed off on the deal, which provides $60 in cash to each of the more than 37,600 class members affected by Lowe's background check policy, as well as $752,540 in attorneys' fees for class counsel. The maximum amount of the settlement agreement totals $2,257,620.

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