Did you receive a notice from TransUnion Rental? Did you receive a mail about a class action on the settlement to resolve claims about the TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions $11.5M lawsuit? This review will help you partake in the class action settlement after confirming the authenticity of the mail.
What Is TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions’ $11.5M Class Action Settlement?
TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions agreed to an $11.5 million settlement to resolve claims that it included inaccurate information in its consumer reports. The name of the case is In re: TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions Inc. FCRA Litigation, Case No. 1:20-md-02933-JPB, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
What Is This Class Action All About?
According to the class action lawsuit, TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions included false information in consumer reports which wrongfully attributed criminal records and evictions to consumers. These false reports allegedly violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions provides tenant screening for property owners.
TransUnion hasn’t admitted any wrongdoing but agreed to a $11.5 million settlement to resolve the class action lawsuit. The settlement has two portions: the policy portion and the money portion.
Under the policy portion of the settlement, TransUnion agreed to change its rental screening practices to not match criminal records to consumer reports unless this information can be verified. The credit bureau also agreed to change the formatting of its landlord-tenant records and make additional changes for more accurate reporting.
Under the money portion of the settlement, class members can receive a proportional share of the net settlement fund based on their class group membership. Payments will vary depending on the number of settlement shares allocated to each class member.
Members of the Age Mismatch Group with felonies, sex offenses and sex offender records, State Criminal Group Valid Claimants with felonies, sex offenses and sex offender records and/or Criminal Disputes Group will receive 10 settlement shares.
Members of the Age Mismatch Group with misdemeanors, non-felonies and non-sex offenses, State Criminal Group Valid Claimants with misdemeanors, non-felonies and non-sex offenses and/or Eviction Disputes Group will receive two settlement shares.
Members of the State Eviction Group will receive one settlement share.
Who Is Eligible?
The settlement benefits all class members who fall under the following class: the Policy Settlement Class and the Money Settlement Class.
The Policy Settlement Class is made up of individuals for whom TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions reported a criminal record and/or landlord-tenant record to a third party since Nov. 7, 2016.
The Money Settlement Class includes the following groups:
- Age Mismatch Group: Individuals who had a criminal record that did not belong to them reported by TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions to a third party between Nov. 7, 2016, and Jan. 1, 2022, despite the offender age information being older than the report subject.
- State Criminal Group: Individuals who had a criminal record from California, Florida, Texas, or Utah reported by TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions to a third party between May 14, 2019, and Jan. 1, 2022, where the record did not contain a date of birth, Social Security number of the street address.
- State Eviction Group: Individuals who had a landlord-tenant record from Virginia or Pennsylvania reported by TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions to a third party between May 14, 2019, and Jan. 1, 2022, where the record did not report a satisfaction, appeal, curvature, dismissal, withdrawal or other favorable disposition within at least 60 days of the record date.
- Eviction Disputes Group: Individuals who submitted a dispute to TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions about a landlord-tenant record report between May 14, 2019, and Jan. 1, 2022.
- Criminal Disputes Group: Individuals who submitted a dispute to TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions about a criminal record report between May 14, 2019, and Jan. 1, 2022.
How To Be Part of This Settlement
For a class member to partake in this settlement, although no claim form is required to benefit from the policy portion of the settlement, class members must submit a valid claim form by June 30, 2023, to receive a cash payment if they fall in the State Criminal Group or Age Mismatch Group. The deadline for exclusion and objection is June 30, 2023.
What Is The Pay For This Settlement?
The pay for this settlement varies and the proof of purchase is not necessary.
As you submit your claim to the settlement website RentalScreeningSettlement.com, just like the DirecTV and Celcius class action settlement we have reviewed, you’re doing so under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. The final approval hearing for the settlement is scheduled for Sept. 21, 2023.