Intellicorp Records Inc. and Insurance Information Exchange (IIX) have agreed to pay $18.6 million to settle a class action lawsuit that accused the companies of violating the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). If either of these companies provided your criminal background report to an employer, you could get a cash payment of up to $2,000 from the class action settlement.
Class Members of the Intellicorp background check settlement include all natural persons residing in the United States who were the subject of one or more consumer reports furnished to a third party by Intellicorp or IIX for employment purposes, which report(s) contained an Intellicorp Criminal SuperSearch result reflecting a record of criminal or traffic arrest or conviction or other criminal history between April 16, 2010 and Sept. 16, 2013.
$50-$2,000. Class Members who were the subject of a Criminal SuperSearch that contained a record of criminal or traffic arrest or conviction or other criminal history and who were not mailed a notification are eligible to receive a check for $50.
Class Members who believe their reports were inaccurate may submit a Claim Form to receive an additional payment of up to $2,000. The total amount depends on how many claims are submitted for the Intellicorp class action settlement.
Under the terms of the class action settlement, the defendants have also agreed to provide Class Members, on request with a report reflecting the criminal history information provided to employers and a copy of the information the defendants have in their files about the Class Member’s criminal history in addition to monetary compensation. They have also agreed to make substantial changes to their practices for furnishing criminal history information.
Proof of Purchase
The last 4 digits of your Social Security Number
Claim Form Deadline
Roe, et al. v. Intellicorp Records Inc., et al., Case No. 1:12-cv-02288-JG, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division.
The Intellicorp background check settlement resolves three separate class action lawsuits that accused the companies of furnishing criminal background reports to employers that included inaccurate information and/or failing to send required notices to individuals whose criminal history information was reported to an employer, in violation of the FCRA.
Intellicorp and IIX deny the allegations and contend they acted lawfully and in compliance with the FCRA at all times. However, the companies agreed to a class action settlement, which was preliminarily approved on Nov. 25, 2013.
UPDATE: A federal judge granted final approval to the Intellicorp background check class action settlement on June 5, 2014. The first round of payments could be going out at the end of the summer/early fall and the second round in early 2015, according to some reports.
Intellicorp Settlement Administrator
P.O Box 1387
Blue Bell, PA 19422-1387
Jonathan E. Gertler
Nance F. Becker
CHAVEZ & GERTLER LLP
Joshua E. Kim
A NEW WAY OF LIFE REENTRY PROJECT
Leonard A. Bennett
Matthew J. Erausquin
CONSUMER LITIGATION ASSOCIATES PC
Jason R. Bristol
COHEN ROSENTHAL & KRAMER
Devin H. Fok
THE LAW OFFICES OF DEVIN H. FOK
Matthew A. Dooley
Anthony R. Pecora
O’TOOLE MCLAUGHLIN DOOLEY & PECORA CO LPA
Ian B. Lyngklip
Julie A. Petrik
LYNGKLIP & ASSOCIATES CONSUMER LAW CENTER PC
Joel M. Cohen
DAVIS POLK & WARDWELL LLP
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