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Plaintiff was contacted by Harrison Turnbull (“Turnbull”), a principal of Defendant Waverly Partners, LLC (“Waverly”) to discuss her interest in a general counsel position with a company outside of North Carolina. Over the next two weeks, Plaintiff faxed her resume and a list of references to Waverly, had several in-depth telephone conversations about the position, and had an in-person interview with Turnbull. Soon thereafter, Turnbull sent various forms to Plaintiff, including a Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) consent form. Plaintiff signed and returned the form, which permitted verification of Plaintiff’s former employment. Significantly, the consent form did not permit Waverly to contact Plaintiff’s current employer, Cato. Turnbull told Plaintiff that no references would be contacted unless she was the final candidate for the job and then only the specific individuals listed as personal references would be contacted. Waverly hired Defendant AlliedBarton Security Services, LLC (AlliedBarton) to conduct a background check on Plaintiff. AlliedBarton faxed a copy of the consent form to Cato, which resulted in her firing days later. Subsequently, Waverly informed Plaintiff that she was not considered for the general counsel position. AlliedBarton moved to dismiss Plaintiff’s claim for invasion of privacy, claim for a violation of the FCRA, and a claim for unfair and deceptive trade practices. The Court granted the motion to dismiss. Plaintiff subsequently filed his Motion to Reconsider as to Plaintiff’s § 1681d(d) and § 1681b claims. The Court denied Plaintiff’s Motion.

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