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.