January 30, 2019 / 12:33 AM / 4 months ago

Judge rules for Heartland Payment in background check lawsuit

A California job applicant does not have standing to sue payment processing company Heartland Payment Systems for alleged violations of a federal law on background checks because she did not show she was injured, a federal judge in New Jersey has ruled.

In a decision on Monday, U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson in Trenton ruled that Heartland, which is part of Atlanta-based Global Payments, did not have to face a proposed class action in federal court accusing it of violating the U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act’s disclosure requirements before doing background checks.

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