Job Seeker Drops Out Of FCRA Suit Against Michaels

Law360, New York (April 10, 2015, 7:47 PM EDT) -- The lead plaintiff in a proposed class action against Michaels Stores Inc. has dropped her individual claims accusing the retailer of failing to properly inform job applicants about background checks it conducts, according a document filed in Missouri federal court on Thursday.

Raini Burnside's suit, which was consolidated with two others into multidistrict litigation this month, alleged that Michaels knowingly violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act and applicants' right to privacy by not informing prospective employees that the company obtains consumer reports on them.

The stipulated dismissal said that Burnside's claims were dismissed with prejudice but that the action didn't affect...

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