Building on their victory in September 2012, members of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s Litigation Section obtained summary judgment in a nationwide putative class action under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) on April 17, 2013. Shareholder Gretchen L. Jankowski and Counsel Samantha L. Southall achieved the victory with assistance from Associate John J. Powell and Legal Assistant Cheri Pearce. In a 17-page opinion, Judge Donald C. Nugent of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio adopted Buchanan’s arguments in full, methodically dismantling the plaintiff’s position that First Advantage had violated the FCRA. Moore v. First Advantage Enterprise Screening Corp., 2013 WL 1662959 (N.D. Ohio).

The court found that, not only did Plaintiff suffer not any injury caused by First Advantage, but that First Advantage maintained strict procedures under 15 USC 1681k and complied with 15 USC 168i. The decision is a complete victory for the client.