Sarah Connolly v. Umpqua Bank
Connolly v. Umpqua Bank Settlement
Case No. 2:15-cv-00517-TSZ

Welcome to the Connolly v. Umpqua Bank Settlement Website

If you applied for a job or were employed by Umpqua Bank, and you completed a form authorizing Umpqua to obtain a credit report about you, you might be entitled to payment from a class action.

Important Update: The Final Approval Hearing took place on February 21, 2019, and the Court approved the Settlement on February 28, 2019. Benefits were mailed to eligible Settlement Class Members on March 22, 2019. You may view the Final Approval Order here.

What is this lawsuit about?

A class action lawsuit entitled Connolly v. Umpqua Bank, Case No. 2:15-cv-00517-TSZ, is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle (the “Lawsuit”). The Lawsuit claims that Defendant violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), 15 U.S.C. §§ 1681a-1681x, by procuring background and credit checks without complying with certain aspects of 15 U.S.C. § 1681b(b)(2). Defendant denies the claims, has asserted numerous defenses to the action, and denies that class certification is required or appropriate.


Who is included?

You are a Settlement Class Member if: (i) you applied for employment with, or are/were employed by Umpqua Bank, (ii) you completed a disclosure and authorization form during the Class Period, defined as April 2, 2010 – September 21, 2015, and (iii) Umpqua obtained, during the Class Period, a consumer report about you for employment purposes.


DO NOTHING If you do nothing you will remain eligible to participate in the settlement, and obtain benefits. You will be bound by the Court’s Final Judgment and the release of claims, as set forth in the Settlement Agreement.


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If you exclude yourself from the Settlement, you will not receive any benefits from the Settlement. Excluding yourself is the only option that allows you to ever bring or maintain your own lawsuit against the Defendant regarding the allegations in the Lawsuit.


January 10, 2019


You may write to the Court about why you object to the Settlement and think it shouldn’t be approved. Filing an objection does not exclude you from the Settlement. You may also attend the Final Approval Hearing on February 21, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., and object to the settlement without sending any written objection.

For More Information

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Connolly v. Umpqua Bank Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91345
Seattle, WA 98111