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.
On February 28, 2019, Judge Thomas S. Zilly of the Western District of Washington granted final approval of the $325,000 settlement.
Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC
Bailey & Glasser LLP
Michael L. Murphy
Law Office of Nicholas F. Ortiz
Nicholas F. Ortiz