Class Eligibility

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.

Estimated Amount


Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Civil No. 2:15-cv-41
District Court Eastern District of Virginia

Case Summary

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.

Settlement Pool





Ridenour and Halem v. Multicolor Corp and Sterling Infosystems, Inc.,
c/o Settlement Administrator
PO Box 23648
Jacksonville, FL 32241-3648
(800) 290-3037

5 responses to “Sterling InfoSystems FCRA Class Action Settlement”

  1. Bennie Antonio Hamilton says:

    I want to opt out of the class action. I am persuing sterling info personally

    ADMIN – Hi Bennie,

    To opt out you must follow the procedure set forth in the notice.

  2. Mary Goble says:

    I received a check but did not realize it till now and I want to cash it but it has a void date and no where states whom to contact?

    • Angelica (Admin) says:

      Hi Mary,

      Sorry to hear that. You’ll have to contact the Settlement Administrator directly, if you haven’t already done so. The details are provided above; just scroll up. Thank you, and best of luck.

  3. Oliver York says:

    Im opting in

    • Angelica (Admin) says:

      Hi, Oliver. Please opt in via the Class Action website directly (assuming you haven’t missed the claims deadline; kindly check above).  We can’t add you to the settlement class members’ list since we are *not* the settlement administrator of this case — we are only a class action settlements newspaper. Thank you.

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