First Advantage Credit Cases

Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Mateo

JCCP No. 4961

This website provides information about the potential settlement of a class action. To see a list of frequently asked questions, please click here. The settlement has not yet been approved by the Court, so the potential benefits under the proposed settlement are not yet available.

You may be eligible for benefits under the settlement if, between August 17, 2012 to November 20, 2020, First Advantage provided a background report about you to a potential employer without first having the employer certify that you had authorized the report, and provide a signed form from you authorizing the report. The settlement does not provide any benefits to First Advantage’s customers.

Below is the timeline for the settlement approval process. The settlement benefits for class members will not be available under the Court approves the settlement.

Case Relevant Event Date
Mail the Notice January 19, 2021
Deadline to use discount codes Two years from the date the Court issues final settlement approval.
Deadline to submit an Exclusion March 20, 2021
Deadline to file an Objection March 20, 2021
Final Approval Hearing May 4, 2021