Matthew A. Dooley Argues for Consumers’ Rights to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal

In the United States Court of Appeals  for the 7th Circuit Shameca S. Robertson v. Allied Solutions, Inc. - Case No. 17-3196 On February 20, 2018, Matthew A. Dooley argued for job applicants' right to obtain a copy of their background checks if the report were requested and used to make decisions against them: https://www.law360.com/articles/1014172/7th-circ-urged-to-revive-class-suit-over-background-checks
Court Grants Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement Against New England Motor Freight

Court Grants Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement Against New England Motor Freight

A federal court in New Jersey granted preliminary approval of a class action settlement filed by Leonard Smith against New England Motor Freight.  Mr. Smith alleged that NEMF violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act in the course of using pre-employment background checks to screen job applicants.  In his case, the report was grossly inaccurate, and as[...]
OMDP Recognized for $315,000.00 Donation to West Side Catholic Center

OMDP Recognized for $315,000.00 Donation to West Side Catholic Center

As a result of the Firm’s success in the recent settlement of a class-action lawsuit, Stumphauzer O’Toole designated the West Side Catholic Center as the beneficiary of cy pres funds totaling $315,000. United States District Judge Dan Polster approved the designation and donation. The proceeds will be used by WSCC to help disadvantaged individuals obtain[...]
Vitran to Pay $2.6 Million in Class Action Settlement

Vitran to Pay $2.6 Million in Class Action Settlement

United States District Judge Dan Polster preliminarily approved a $2.6 million class action settlement in favor of truck drivers who sought employment with Vitran Express, Inc. from April 2004 through March 2009. The suit alleged that Vitran failed to provide job applicants with a clear and conspicuous disclosure that the company would obtain a criminal[...]