Criminal Background Check Lawsuit

Intellicorp Records Inc. and Insurance Information Exchange (IIX) have agreed to pay $18.6 million to settle a class action lawsuit that accused the companies of violating the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). If either of these companies provided your criminal background report to an employer, you could get a cash payment of up to $2,000 from the class action settlement.

Who’s Eligible

Class Members of the Intellicorp background check settlement include all natural persons residing in the United States who were the subject of one or more consumer reports furnished to a third party by Intellicorp or IIX for employment purposes, which report(s) contained an Intellicorp Criminal SuperSearch result reflecting a record of criminal or traffic arrest or conviction or other criminal history between April 16, 2010 and Sept. 16, 2013.

Potential Award

$50-$2,000. Class Members who were the subject of a Criminal SuperSearch that contained a record of criminal or traffic arrest or conviction or other criminal history and who were not mailed a notification are eligible to receive a check for $50.

Class Members who believe their reports were inaccurate may submit a Claim Form to receive an additional payment of up to $2,000. The total amount depends on how many claims are submitted for the Intellicorp class action settlement.

Under the terms of the class action settlement, the defendants have also agreed to provide Class Members, on request with a report reflecting the criminal history information provided to employers and a copy of the information the defendants have in their files about the Class Member’s criminal history in addition to monetary compensation. They have also agreed to make substantial changes to their practices for furnishing criminal history information.

Proof of Purchase

The last 4 digits of your Social Security Number

Claim Form Deadline

4/21/2014

Case Name

Roe, et al. v. Intellicorp Records Inc., et al., Case No. 1:12-cv-02288-JG, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division.

Case Summary

The Intellicorp background check settlement resolves three separate class action lawsuits that accused the companies of furnishing criminal background reports to employers that included inaccurate information and/or failing to send required notices to individuals whose criminal history information was reported to an employer, in violation of the FCRA.

Intellicorp and IIX deny the allegations and contend they acted lawfully and in compliance with the FCRA at all times. However, the companies agreed to a class action settlement, which was preliminarily approved on Nov. 25, 2013.

Final Hearing

5/23/2014

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Intellicorp Settlement Administrator
P.O Box 1387
Blue Bell, PA 19422-1387
1-855-887-3480
questions@intellicorpclassaction.com

Class Counsel

Jonathan E. Gertler
Christian Schreiber
Nance F. Becker
CHAVEZ & GERTLER LLP

Joshua E. Kim
A NEW WAY OF LIFE REENTRY PROJECT

Leonard A. Bennett
Matthew J. Erausquin
CONSUMER LITIGATION ASSOCIATES PC

Jason R. Bristol
COHEN ROSENTHAL & KRAMER

Devin H. Fok
THE LAW OFFICES OF DEVIN H. FOK

Matthew A. Dooley
Anthony R. Pecora
O’TOOLE MCLAUGHLIN DOOLEY & PECORA CO LPA

Ian B. Lyngklip
Julie A. Petrik
LYNGKLIP & ASSOCIATES CONSUMER LAW CENTER PC

Defense Counsel

Joel M. Cohen
Gina Caruso
DAVIS POLK & WARDWELL LLP

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20 Comments

  • stephanie mcpherson January 17, 2014

    I mailed the form to be included in this class action. However, I have a copy of my backround check that they provided my perspective employers and it is inaccurate. Intellicorp reported 7 criminal charges and I only had 2. I have been denied employment because of backround check and also have that documentation. Do I need to provide copies of this paper work for review?

    Stephanie Mcpherson ID# C7278B2DB

    • Jamison Turner January 17, 2014

      How did you receive a copy of the incorrect background check? I need to get a copy of mine to see if it is incorrect also.

  • Jeremiah Johnson January 18, 2014

    Same. I read through all this website but can’t find where to get a copy of my background check. Where do I find it?

  • Jason January 18, 2014

    Yeah, Im pretty sure this has cost me a couple jobs. I do not know how to find a copy of my background check either.

    • Anetra March 7, 2014

      I received this letter back in Dec and kind of threw it to the side. Until recent I read it and I knew it!!! I was up for a really good Job in 2010 then another in 2011 and they said I had charges I kept the copy of background checks the employer sent me because I got denied. I was mad and frutrated and didn’t know what to do or how bad things kept coming up I didn’t have money for a lawyer to see if I can get everything removed. I’m going to send in this for hell it’s hard enought trying to get a job let alone someone reporting inaccurate info.

  • Merp Derp January 20, 2014

    Before everyone starts on when checks come in and suc, here is the statement on that

    “13.5.2. Within thirty (30) business days after the Effective Date, the Settlement Administrator
    shall begin the distribution of the funds remaining in the Settlement Fund (after payments of
    amounts pursuant to Sections 13.3 and 13.4) to the Settlement Class Members in accordance
    with this Agreement.”

    http://www.intellicorpclassaction.com/pdf/SettlementAgreement.pdf

    So after the final judgement, about a month and change is when they will be mailed :/

    • lowkey March 5, 2014

      when do we get paid

  • Rick January 21, 2014

    I had a criminal background check done by Americhek Inc and any of their licensed Agents so I’m wondering if I’m affected. Any feedback would be great. Thanks!

  • Travisssa January 22, 2014

    How do I find out if i was a victim of this?

    • latanda sims March 20, 2014

      is this bunny ?

  • mysticlady1@yahoo.com January 25, 2014

    i cant download this form please help me my file this

  • robert johnson February 7, 2014

    they ran a background check on me and it said I was a sex offender wrong answer it was some colored man from California I’m from wv I already filed my claim form go to intellicorp.comI’ll be seeing some money when they settle lol good luck everyone

  • mona woodson February 11, 2014

    Do i go ahead and file cause i dont know how to find out if im affected i did get let go by a job cause of my background check

  • Craig Johnson February 12, 2014

    is this a scamI received the same letter and can’t remember

  • Victoria February 20, 2014

    I did receive the form and I would like to know more about what companies requested this? And now it is getting harder to give your personal info.online or in writing or even by phone, so I would like to know if there is another way.

  • Victoria February 20, 2014

    Now a days it is getting harder to give out your personal info. by phone, online, or by mail. Is there another way to obtain this. I would also like to know what companies requested this info.on me. If this is true I would like to be apart of this class action. Thank you.

  • Miller March 3, 2014

    This is not a SCAM, it is real. They provided me with the same thing that they did my employer, which when my employer showed me I was in shock. So yes, take the money and RUN. My biggest question is Can we file unemployment at this point if we were Let go/turned down or suffered any type of job loss due to the Negligence of any of these big background check companies? Cause Im done getting turned down……….

    • Lowkey March 5, 2014

      when do we get paid

  • Lowkey March 5, 2014

    man when will I get paid anyone know or nah??

  • Joey March 19, 2014

    I have absolutely no criminal history and it took me from 2010- freakin last august to find a damn job after colle how do I find out what they said about me because I want to sue for personal damages this ruined my credit score from college loans an I had to live with my damn parents

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