How Much is a FCRA Violation Going to Cost You?

In Esomonu v. Omnicare, Inc., No. 15-cv-02003-HSG, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 142110 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 21, 2018), the plaintiff alleged that the defendant violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when it embedded extraneous information in the FCRA disclosures, failed to alert the employee that she could request a summary of her rights and unlawfully obtained credit and background reports of the plaintiff and other employees. A settlement of $1.3 million was reached in favor of the plaintiff, in addition to attorneys fees about $29 per person.

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