Court Approves FCRA Class Settlement Against Petco

  • Written by John C. Hawk IV for the National Law Review

United States District Court Judge Marilyn L. Huff recently certified a FCRA settlement class, granted final approval of class settlement, and approved the plaintiffs’ request for attorneys’ fees and costs. Feist v. Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., 2018 WL 6040801 (S.D. Cal. Nov. 16, 2018).

The lead plaintiffs in Feist applied for jobs at Defendant Petco.  The Complaint alleged that Petco obtained consumer reports detailing the plaintiffs’ financial histories without first providing the plaintiffs with notice as required by FCRA, 15 U.S.C. § 1681.  Judge Huff certified the following class:

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