Sterling InfoSystems FCRA Class Action Settlement
You may be permitted to join and become a member of the Virginia Opt‐In Settlement Class and be affected by the Settlement because Sterling’s records indicate that you were the subject of a consumer report by Sterling and that report contained criminal record information that was provided to a third party between February 15, 2010 and October 31, 2016, and that your primary residence at the time of the report was a Virginia address. If the criminal record(s) in your consumer report were incomplete or not up to date, you may Claim a Virginia Opt‐In Class payment in this settlement.
There is also an automatic class that will receive payments without filing a claim. This class is defined as follows: Sterling’s records indicate that you were the subject of a consumer report prepared by Sterling and that report contained criminal information that was sold to a third party between January 29, 2013 and October 31, 2016. Thereafter you directly or indirectly disputed such criminal record information contained in your consumer report, which resulted in an amendment to the criminal record information contained in the report.
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RIDENOUR AND HALEM, ET AL. V MULTI-COLOR CORP AND STERLING INFOSYSTEMS, INC, ET AL. Civil No. 2:15-cv-41District Court Eastern District of Virginia
Plaintiffs sued Sterling because they believe that Sterling violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a federal law. The FCRA requires Sterling to provide notice to a consumer when it furnishes a report to an employer that contains a criminal record item, or otherwise maintain strict procedures to ensure its reports are complete and up to date. 15 U.S.C. § 1681k(a).
Sterling has denied all claims and allegations of wrongdoing asserted in the Lawsuit and contends that it acted lawfully and in compliance with the FCRA. Notwithstanding that Sterling denies liability and any alleged unlawful conduct, Sterling has decided it is in its best interest to settle the Lawsuit to avoid the burden, expense, risk and uncertainty of continuing the Lawsuit.