McDonald's Workers Seek Nod For $950K Credit Checks Deal

Law360, New York (March 6, 2017, 3:32 PM EST) -- A class of McDonald's workers suing a restaurant operator for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act has asked a California federal judge for final approval of a $950,000 settlement that includes $316,666 in attorneys' fees.

Named plaintiff James Carter, who alleges Southern California McDonald's operator Richard Shalhoub and his companies ran credit checks on more than 2,500 job applicants without making disclosures required by the FCRA, urged U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald Friday to grant final approval of the proposed class action settlement, saying that it is fair and the requested attorneys' fees are appropriate.

"Plaintiff and class counsel...

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