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John Hawk

Another “BIG” FCRA class settlement

On Friday, Magistrate Judge David R. Strawbridge of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted motions for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement and Award of Attorneys’ Fees and Reimbursement of Expenses in Kelly v. Business Information Group, Inc. (“BIG”), 2019 WL 414915 (E.D. Penn. Feb. 1, 2019). Plaintiff Michael […]

No Double-Dipping Under FCRA

In an oldie but goodie, an FTC blog from Feb 2017 warns employers who rely on credit checks not to double-dip.  In other words, if an employer requests a consumer report for one purpose, the employer should not then use the report for another purpose. The FTC explains […]