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February 8 2018

Avis settles FCRA background check lawsuit for $2.7m

Car rental company Avis recently filed its memorandum in support of final approval of a $2.7 million class action settlement to solve Fair Credit Reporting Act claims related to its background screening practices.

Plaintiff Angela Fuller filed the suit, Angela Fuller v. Avis Budget Car Rental LLC, et al., No. 2:15-cv-03856, in June 2015, claiming she lost a job with Avis because of improper background check practices. She claims the company failed to provide an adverse action notice and stand-alone disclosure, as well as demonstrated improper reliance on a 1985 citation for alcohol possession.

The class consists of 45,000 individuals who will receive cash payments of $20 to $695.