WELCOME TO THE BOSKIE V. BACKGROUNDCHECKS.COM
IF BACKGROUNDCHECKS.COM LLC PREPARED A CONSUMER REPORT ABOUT YOU FOR HOMEADVISOR, INC. ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 AND ON OR BEFORE MAY 17, 2019, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A CASH PAYMENT FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT.
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What is this lawsuit about?
Judge Walton J. McLeod, IV, of the Court of Common Pleas for Lexington County, South Carolina, is overseeing this class action. The case is known as Boskie, et al. v. Backgroundchecks.com LLC (the “Lawsuit”). One of the Plaintiffs, George Boskie (the “Plaintiff”) claims the Defendant violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (the “FCRA”) in connection with preparing background reports that were provided directly to HomeAdvisor, Inc. Specifically, the Plaintiff contends that the Defendant violated the FCRA by reporting to HomeAdvisor, Inc. records other than convictions of crimes with a disposition date more than seven years before the date of the report. This website relates to the settlement of this claim and is referred to as the “HomeAdvisor Class Settlement.”
Who is included?
You are a member of the HomeAdvisor Class and are affected by the settlement if the Defendant provided a background check about you directly to HomeAdvisor, Inc. that contained a record that was something other than a conviction of a crime and the disposition of that record occurred more than seven years before the date of the report.
Specifically, for the purposes of settlement only, the Court has provisionally certified a “HomeAdvisor Class” defined as follows:
All natural persons residing in the United States or the District of Columbia who were the subject of one or more reports that Defendant prepared and furnished directly to HomeAdvisor, Inc. during the period from September 8, 2014 to the date when the Court enters its order of Preliminary Approval, which report or reports contained one or more criminal records where the reported disposition in the incident was (a) either blank or something other than a conviction of a crime; and (b) antedates the date of the report by more than seven years. Excluded from the Settlement Class are any Released Person, any person who has previously released his or her claims against Defendant, any person who validly opts out of the Settlement pursuant to Section 4.6 of the Settlement Agreement, and the judge overseeing the Litigation.
If you fall within the foregoing HomeAdvisor Class definition, you will be a HomeAdvisor Class Member unless you exclude yourself from the HomeAdvisor Class.