First Advantage Credit Cases

Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Mateo

JCCP No. 4961

This website provides information about the settlement of a class action. To see a list of frequently asked questions, please click hereOn December 6, 2021, the Court approved the class action settlement. The benefits provided by this class action settlement became available on February 7, 2022.

You may be eligible for benefits under the settlement if, between August 17, 2012 to November 20, 2020, First Advantage provided a background report about you to a potential employer without first having the employer certify that you had authorized the report, and provide a signed form from you authorizing the report. The settlement does not provide any benefits to First Advantage’s customers.

If you are a class member, you are eligible for discounts on First Advantage’s Instant Check and Resume Check products. You may obtain your discounted products by accessing either of the following links and entering the promotional code on the class notice you received:

https://my.fadv.com/myadvantage/welcome.do?myadvantage.

https://ca.fadv.com/myadvantage/welcome.do?myadvantage. 

Below is the timeline for the settlement benefits to become available. The timeline for these settlement benefits will change if someone files an appeal of the Court's order approving the settlement.

Case Relevant Event Date
The date class members may begin redeeming benefits February 7, 2022
The date by which First Advantage must certify programmatic changes described in the settlement agreeement April 8, 2022
The last date that class members may obtain discounted consumer products February 7, 2024
The last date that class members may request an additional full file disclosure, subject to quantity limitations per quarter February 7, 2025