Another “BIG” FCRA Class Settlement

A settlement has been reached in Kelly v. Business Information Group, Inc. (BIG), 2019 WL 414915 (E.D. Penn. Feb. 1, 2019). A magistrate judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted motions in February for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement and Award of Attorneys’ Fees and Reimbursement of Expenses that charges BIG to establish a Settlement Fund of $3.3M. $1.5M will be allocated to the estimated 865 members of the “Automatic Payment Class.” The case alleged denial of employment opportunities due to incorrect and adverse public records. In addition, the plaintiff alleged that he was not given notice by BIG that a credit report with the public item was being produced to his employer.

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