LexisNexis Settles Esteem Retail Theft Database Class Action Lawsuit

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Inc. has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging its Esteem “retail theft contributory database” wrongfully labels job seekers as criminals even if they have not been convicted of a crime. The background check class action settlement was approved by a Pennsylvania federal judge who found the settlement terms were “sufficiently fair, reasonable and adequate for preliminary approval.” Under the terms of the class action settlement, LexisNexis agreed to suspend the Esteem database. LexisNexis has also agreed to implement more stringent requirements to protect job seekers if it decides to use the Esteem database for employment background check purposes in the future.

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