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Law 360: LexisNexis, Retail Workers Get Nod For $2.38M Settlement

Aug 4, 2015

A Pennsylvania federal judge has given preliminary approval to a $2.38 million settlement in a proposed class action claiming LexisNexis Risk Solutions Inc. illegally distributed damaging information about retail workers to current and potential employers. The plaintiffs are represented by Irv Ackelsberg.

According to Law 360’s Kelly Knaub, under the settlement, LexisNexis has suspended its Esteem database — which lead plaintiffs Keesha Goode and Victoria Goodman claimed had classified retail workers as thieves — and has agreed to implement stricter requirements in an effort to protect consumers in the event it resumes the use of the database for employment.