Swift Transportation has agreed to a $4.4 million class-action settlement in the case involving claims that the carrier violated stipulations of the FCRA by not disclosing to driver applicants that it could access background checks and not allowing applicants to contest the carrier’s findings. The settlement applies to any driver applicant for Swift between July 2008, and September 2012, for whom Swift obtained a background check, motor vehicle history report or consumer report and did not first have an in-person interaction with. Class members have 60 days from the settlement’s final court approval to opt out and pursue separate legal action.

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