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[…]

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[…]