On January 27, 2015, a federal court in New York ruled in favor of LAC’s client, Kevin A. Jones, by declining to dismiss Mr. Jones’ class action lawsuit against Halstead Management Company, LLC and other related companies for illegal criminal background screening practices that cost Mr. Jones a job as a doorman.
This decision is an important step forward in a case that seeks to hold employers responsible for non-compliance with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, a law enacted to protect individuals like lead plaintiff Kevin A. Jones. Kevin A. Jones is a Manhattan resident with no criminal conviction history whose job offer was unlawfully revoked by Halstead – a large New York based real estate company – after a background check conducted by Sterling Infosystems, Inc. mixed him up with a Kevin M. Jones, who had several criminal convictions according to a Sterling background report. LAC is co-counseling the case with Francis & Mailman, P.C. – a well-known consumer protection litigation law firm located in Philadelphia, PA. Read More
(Susan Watts/New York Daily News)