As we previously reported, consumer plaintiff Robert Piveronas filed a putative Fair Credit Reporting Act class action in Pennsylvania state court against Sodexo, Inc., alleging that the multinational corporation routinely violates the FCRA’s mandate that employers provide consumers with a “clear and conspicuous” background check disclosure, consisting solely of the disclosure, before procuring a consumer report. Piveronas also alleged that Sodexo’s disclosures conflate “consumer reports” and “investigative consumer reports” under the FCRA, thus erasing the statutory distinction between the two types of reports (and the attendant obligations on employers who procure one or both).
Sodexo subsequently removed the case to the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Shortly thereafter, the parties agreed to stay the case pending the outcome of a scheduled mediation in July 2017. Through the mediation and subsequent negotiations, the parties ultimately reached a settlement in September.
On November 3, Piveronas filed a stipulation of dismissal with prejudice. Sodexo thus resolved this putative class action through an individual settlement.