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October 11 2016

Spokeo Based Motion to Dismiss Filed in Pennsylvania Federal Court

In Long v. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation, the named plaintiffs applied for positions as bus operators with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). SEPTA allegedly extended each of the plaintiffs a conditional offer of employment, which was contingent upon a background check. In each instance, the plaintiffs disclosed the existence of a drug conviction to SEPTA. SEPTA then obtained consumer reports on the plaintiffs, which demonstrated that the plaintiffs did in fact have one or more felony drug convictions. The plaintiffs contend that their conditional offers of employment were revoked as a result of their criminal history. The plaintiffs filed their class action complaint against SEPTA in April in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.