Court Grants Final Approval of $1.2M FCRA Class Action Settlement Against Petco

In November, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Columbia granted final approval of a $1.2 million Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) class action settlement against Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. The putative class action was filed in June 2016, alleging that the company’s background check disclosure was hidden among other pages of fine print and went against the “stand alone” disclosure required by law. The Disclosure Class includes 37,279 members, who each will receive about $20 each, while the Adverse Action Subclass includes 52 class members, who each will receive an additional $150.

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