Man alleges he lost employment because of Intelifi background report

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 1, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles County man alleges a job offer was rescinded because of information included on a consumer report.

John Doe, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Sept. 21 in the Los Angeles County Superior Court against Intelifi Inc. and Does 1-10 for citing the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act.

According to the complaint, John Doe applied for employment with Marshall Electronics in 2016 and signed an authorization allowing Marshall to obtain a consumer report about him from the defendant. After the investigation of his consumer report, plaintiff alleges the employment offer was withdrawn due to the information provided on the report produced by the defendant.

The suit states that the plaintiff was convicted of a crime more than 10 years ago and that the defendant confirmed to the plaintiff that it furnished Marshall Electronics with a report that included records more than seven years old in violation of California's reporting restrictions.

The plaintiff holds Intelifi Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide a copy of the original report that was furnished to the employer and reported criminal records that were more than seven years old on the report.

The plaintiff seeks statutory and punitive damages, costs, attorney's fees and such other and further relief as the court may deem appropriate and just. He is represented by Joshua E. Kim of Chavez & Gertler LLP in Mill Valley, California.

The defendant removed the case to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Nov. 13.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:17-cv-08249-PA-AFM

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