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 alleged in the complaint, led to a decision not to hire him. Although NEMF denied any wrongdoing, a settlement was reached that could pay affected class members up to $800.00.  More information regarding the litigation is available online at www.nemfclassaction.com.  Mr. Smith was represented OMDP partners, Matt Dooley and Tony Pecora.

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