Who is a Class Member
The Quick Search Background Screening class actions settlement provides benefits for the following two Classes:
Summary Offense Settlement Class: All individuals who were the subjects of consumer reports, including, but not limited to, criminal background check reports, furnished by Quick Search which labeled a summary offense under Pennsylvania law as a misdemeanor or more serious offense from November 3, 2013 to March 7, 2017.
Multiple Entries Settlement Class: All individuals who were the subjects of consumer reports, including, but not limited to, criminal background check reports, furnished by Quick Search which reported the same criminal incident as identified by case number more than once in a report from November 3, 2013 to March 7, 2017.
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- Up to $500
It is estimated that members of the Multiple Entries Settlement Class will receive between $50 and $100; while members of the Summary Offense Settlement Class will receive between $200 and $400. Settlement Class members in both Classes will receive both amounts, between $200 and $500. These amounts are estimates only and the actual amounts paid will depend on, among other things, the number of Multiple Entries Class Members who submit valid and timely claim forms.
Proof of Purchase
Multiple Entries Class Members Claim Form
Quick Search Background Screening Settlement Notes
- Amanda Dougherty v. QuickSIUS LLC, d/b/a Quick Search
- Case No. 2:15-cv-06432-JHS
- Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Plaintiff Amanda Dougherty filed this class action lawsuit against Quick Search alleging the nationwide provider of background screening reports violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA.Specifically, Dougherty claims Quick Search prepares incomplete and inaccurate background reports that describe Pennsylvania summary offenses, also known as low grade misdemeanors or minor infractions.
The Quick Search class action lawsuit also contends that the company reports the same criminal information multiple times on a report, creating a background screening report that inaccurately exaggerates the consumer’s criminal history. This practice, says Dougherty, harms consumers seeking employment by prejudicing their prospective employers with inaccurate criminal information.
Quick Search denies the allegations and says it has acted lawfully and in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act at all times. Complete details about the case and settlement can be found on the Quick Search Settlement website.
The Quick Search Background Screening class action settlement was granted preliminary approval on December 20, 2017. Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the settlement must do so by April 2 2018. Multiple Entries Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit their claim form on or before April 17, 2018. Summary Offense Class members do not need to do anything to receive benefits.
- 4/17/18: Claim Form Deadline (Multiple Entries Class Members)
- 4/2/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
- 5/30/18: Final Hearing at 2:00 pm ET* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).
*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.QuickSearchSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.
- Mail: Quick Search Settlement, c/o JND Legal Administration, P.O. Box 91307, Seattle, WA 98111
- Phone: 1-833-609-6717
- Email: QuickSearchSettlement@jndla.com
- E. Michelle Drake and John G. Albanese of Berger & Montague PC