Noriesta v. Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc., et al.
Noriesta v. Konica Minolta Business Solutions
5:19-cv-00620-JGB-KK

Welcome to the KMBS Fair Credit Reporting Act Settlement Website

IF KMBS REQUESTED A CONSUMER REPORT IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR EMPLOYMENT BETWEEN APRIL 5, 2014 AND JULY 1, 2018, OR IF YOU WERE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT FOR WHOM KMBS PROCURED A CONSUMER REPORT CONTAINING CONSUMER CREDIT INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES BETWEEN APRIL 5, 2012 AND JULY 1, 2018, THEN YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE BENEFITS FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT.

What is this lawsuit about?

Plaintiff Harry S. Noriesta ("Plaintiff"), on behalf of himself and on behalf of other allegedly similarly situated persons, claims that Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Inc. ("KMBS") violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (“CCRAA”), and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (“ICRAA”) in connection with KMBS’s procurement and use of consumer reports for employment purposes .

KMBS denies that it violated the law in any way. It has denied, and continues to deny, the factual and legal allegations in the case and believes that it has valid and meritorious defenses to Plaintiff’s claims. By agreeing to settle, KMBS is not admitting liability on any of the allegations or claims in the case or that the case can or should proceed as a class action. KMBS has agreed to settle the case as part of a compromise with Plaintiff.

How do I know if I am a part of the Settlement?

You are a Class Member if KMBS requested your background screening report (a consumer report) in connection with your employment between April 5, 2014 and July 1, 2018, or if you provided a California address as your address of residence and KMBS requested your consumer credit report in connection with your employment between April 5, 2012 and July 1, 2018. The Court has approved three Classes defined as follows:

  1. The FCRA Class: All United States unique job applicants on whom Defendant procured a consumer report for employment purposes based upon the same disclosure form provided to Plaintiff. Class membership begins on April 5, 2014 and continues through July 1, 2018.
  2. The ICRAA Class: All unique job applicants on whom Defendant procured a consumer report for employment purposes based upon the same disclosure form provided to Plaintiff and who provided a California address as their address of residence. Class membership begins on April 5, 2014 and continues through July 1, 2018.
  3. The CCRAA Class. All unique job applicants on whom Defendant procured a consumer report for employment purposes containing consumer credit information based upon the same disclosure form provided to Plaintiff and who provided a California address as their address of residence. Class membership begins on April 5, 2012 and continues through July 1, 2018.

If you are a class member, and the Settlement is finally approved, your estimated payment would be approximately $51.00 for each Class above in which you are a Class Member. If you believe the information provided above is incorrect, please promptly contact the Settlement Administrator at JND Legal Administration.

Your Legal Rights and Options

 

Option
Description
AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A PAYMENT FROM THE SETTLEMENT

If you want to receive your payment from the Settlement, then no further action is required on your part. You will automatically receive your Settlement Payment from the Settlement Administrator if and when the Settlement receives final approval by the Court.

OPT OUT OF THE SETTLEMENT
Postmarked by August 25, 2020

If you do not wish to participate in the Settlement, you may exclude yourself from participating by submitting a written request to the Settlement Administrator as described in Question 8 on the FAQ page.

OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT
Postmarked by August 25, 2020

If you decide to object to the Settlement because you find any portion of it unfair or unreasonable, including requested attorneys’ fees or incentive award, you must submit an objection stating why you object to the Settlement. as described in Question 9 on the FAQ page.

 

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Mail
KMBS FCRA Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91308
Seattle, WA 98111