Smith v. Kforce Inc.
Smith v. Kforce Inc. Class Action Settlement
8:19-cv-02068

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Important Update: Benefit checks were mailed on July 6, 2021. Please cash or deposit the check before the void date of October 4, 2021. Checks will not be reissued.

 

IF YOU CONSENTED TO A PRE-EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND CHECK FOR KFORCE INC., YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A PAYMENT ESTIMATED TO BE $68.50 FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. PLEASE READ THE NOTICE CAREFULLY. IT EXPLAINS THE LAWSUIT, THE SETTLEMENT, AND YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.

 

 

What is this lawsuit about?

A Settlement has been reached in a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Plaintiffs Maurcus Smith, Alvin Hodge and David Kortright (“Plaintiffs”), sued Kforce Inc. in an action titled Maurcus Smith, on behalf of himself and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. KFORCE INC., Case No. 8-19-CV-02068-CEH-CPT, alleging causes of action for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). Specifically, the Action alleges that KFORCE violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. §1681 et seq. (the “FCRA”), by providing disclosure forms to potential employees for purposes of obtaining consent to obtain pre-employment background checks, that were deficient under the rules as set forth in the FCRA. Defendants, however, contend that their practices and procedures did not violate the FCRA and did not willfully violate the FCRA.

Am I a class member?

The “Settlement Class” is defined to include:

All natural persons residing within the United States and its Territories with respect to whom, within two years prior to the filing of this Action and extending through the resolution of this Action, KFORCE procured or caused to be procured a consumer report for employment purposes based on the disclosure form used for Plaintiffs.

The Settlement Class does not include any person who executed an arbitration agreement and/or a class action waiver with KFORCE.

Your Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement

Action Explanation
HOW TO GET PAID FROM THE SETTLEMENT Benefit checks were mailed on July 6, 2021.
IF YOU DO NOTHING If the Court approves the settlement and you did nothing, you released your claims and you will not receive any money. The Full Release and Released Parties are available in the Stipulation of Settlement, available here.
IF YOU EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT You have the right to exclude yourself from the settlement completely (“opt out”). You can opt out by following the instructions in FAQ 4. You will not receive any monetary payments from the Settlement. You will not have any right to object, but you will not be bound by the terms of this Settlement and will retain your right to file your own lawsuit. The opt out deadline was March 11, 2021.
IF YOU OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT If you do not exclude yourself, you may object to the settlement. You can remain in the Settlement Class but file written objections to the Settlement. The Court will consider the objections in deciding whether to approve the Settlement. Instructions for mailing an objection are on this website in FAQ 6. If the Settlement is approved, you will not be able to sue the Released Parties for the Released Claims as defined by the Stipulation of Settlement, available here, such as for claims relating to an employment background check when you applied for a position with Kforce Inc. or its related entities.

 

 

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Mail

Smith v. Kforce Inc.
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91208
Seattle, WA 98111