DOMENIQUE NEWMAN v SMITH + NOBLE HOME, INC.

Case No. 19CV346987 in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE NOTICE CAREFULLY. IT MAY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHT TO A MONETARY SETTLEMENT RELATED TO YOUR APPLICATION AND/OR EMPLOYMENT WITH SMITH + NOBLE HOME, INC. (“DEFENDANT”) DURING THE TIME FRAME SPECIFIED BELOW. A COURT-ORDERED NOTICE WAS SENT TO YOU. IT IS NOT FROM A LAWYER AND YOU ARE NOT BEING SUED.

Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement

Include The Following:

Do Nothing

You will receive a payment from the Settlement and you will release certain claims covered by the Settlement against Defendant.

Exclude Yourself

Receive no payment of the Settlement and retain any and all rights you may have against Defendant.

Object

Write to the Court about why you do not agree with the Settlement. The Court may or may not agree with your objection.  Objecting to the Settlement will not exclude you from the Settlement.

Note: You may also make an objection by appearing at the Final Fairness Hearing.  However, special procedures are required in order to be able to do so (see Paragraphs 14 and 16 of this Notice).

Go to a Hearing

Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.

 

FCRA CLASS: This Settlement also resolves Plaintiff’s alleged claims for violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (16 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) (“FCRA”) with respect to all applicants for employment in the United States for whom Defendant procured a background check report from April 17, 2014 to and including October 1, 2020. The 5 Year FCRA Subclass consists of those FCRA Class Members for whom Defendant procured a background check report form April 17, 2014 through and including April 16, 2017. The 2 Year FCRA Subclass consists of those FCRA Class Members for whom Defendant procured a background check report from April 17, 2017 through October 1, 2020, inclusive. Defendant denies all of Plaintiff’s allegations and claims.

 

NO MONEY WILL GO BACK TO DEFENDANT UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS SETTLEMENT.