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Umpqua Bank FCRA Class Action

About this Case:

When Sarah Connolly applied for a job with Umpqua Bank, the company directed her to sign a document that purported to be a combination disclosure and authorization to procure a background check. But the document included other information, including: a release of all parties from any liability for furnishing information; a request for additional background information from the applicant, including former addresses, and driver’s license information; and description of the criminal penalties for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act. As a result, Umpqua’s purported disclosure and authorization was not clear, conspicuous, or stand-alone, nor did it validly authorize Umpqua to procure Ms. Connolly’s consumer report for employment purposes.

Case Status:

On February 28, 2019, Judge Thomas S. Zilly of the Western District of Washington granted final approval of the $325,000 settlement.

Class Counsel:

Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC

Beth Terrell

Bailey & Glasser LLP

Michael L. Murphy

Elizabeth Ryan

Law Office of Nicholas F. Ortiz

Nicholas F. Ortiz