In re: TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions, Inc. FCRA Litigation
TransUnion Rental Screening Settlement
1:20-md-02933-JPB (N.D. Ga.)

Rule 23(b)(2) - Policy Settlement

Important Update:  The Settlement received Final Approval from the Court on September 21, 2023.

Renters who had a Tenant Screening Report prepared on them by TransUnion Rental Screening may be affected by a class action settlement.

  • There is a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit against TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions, Inc. ("TURSS" or "Defendant") regarding its procedures reporting certain criminal and landlord-tenant records. TURSS denies it did anything wrong.

Who is a Policy Settlement Class Member?

  • You are included in the Policy Settlement Class if TURSS reported or reports a Criminal Record and/or Landlord-Tenant Record about you to a third party at any point between November 7, 2016 and the Injunctive Relief Termination Date, which will be two years after the policy changes required by the Settlement are implemented.

What does the Policy Settlement provide?

  • As part of the Settlement, TURSS will make changes to its reporting practices (the "Policy Settlement"). Changes to TURSS' business practices will include: 
    • Implementing matching procedures whereby Criminal Records will not be attributed to any consumer in a Consumer Report unless TURSS matches the following identifying information of the applicant received by TURSS from the applicant and/or its customer at the time of the matching to the following identifying information contained within the public Criminal Record maintained by TURSS at the time of the matching: (i) a qualifying match on name; plus (ii) a qualifying match on date of birth, address or Social Security Number;
    • Implementing changes in the formatting of its reporting of Landlord-Tenant Records in a Consumer Report to group records relating to a single legal proceeding between a landlord and tenant; and 
    • Implementing changes to reasonably ensure that TURSS does not report Landlord-Tenant Records from sources that are visited less frequently than every sixty days.
  • The Policy Settlement does not include any payments to Policy Settlement Class Members.
  • Your legal rights are affected by the proposed settlement even if you do nothing.

Your legal rights and options in the policy settlement

  • Receive benefits.
  • Give up your right to sue TURSS in a class action lawsuit for the claims resolved by the Settlement.
  • Keep your right to sue TURSS on an individual basis (see FAQ 17).
  • Write to the Court about why you do not like the proposed Settlement (see FAQ 13).
 June 30, 2023 (Passed)
  • Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the proposed Settlement (see FAQ 14FAQ 15, and FAQ 16).
 September 18, 2023 (Passed)

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TransUnion Rental Screening Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91335
Seattle, WA 98111