Dougherty v. QuickSIUS, LLC, d/b/a Quick Search
Quick Search Settlement
2:15-cv-06432-JHS

Welcome to the Quick Search Settlement Website

What is this lawsuit about?

The Named Plaintiff alleged that Quick Search violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by furnishing background reports without following reasonable procedures to ensure that the information in the reports was accurate.  Class Members are people who were either identified as having a Pennsylvania Summary Offense labeled as a misdemeanor or a more severe offense in their report, and/or people who had the same offense reported in more than one section of a Quick Search report.  As part of the settlement, Quick Search has agreed to pay Settlement Class Members money. 

Quick Search has denied all claims in the lawsuit, has disputed that it has any liability, and contends that it acted lawfully and in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act at all times.

Quick Search and the Named Plaintiff (the “Parties”) are settling the litigation to avoid the burden, risk, expense, and uncertainty of further litigation. 

Although the Court has authorized notice to be given of the proposed settlement, the Notice does not express the opinion of the Court on the merits of the claims or defenses asserted by either side in the litigation. No court has found Quick Search to have violated the law in any way.  No court has found that the Named Plaintiff could recover any certain amount in this litigation.

A more detailed description of this lawsuit and important court documents may be found on the Important Documents page of this website.

 

Who is included?

You may be a Settlement Class Member if Quick Search prepared a background report on you at any time between November 3, 2013 to March 7, 2017 and either the report labeled a Pennsylvania summary offense as a misdemeanor or a more severe offense, and/or reported the same criminal incident more than once in the report.

 

How do I participate in the Settlement?

In order to qualify and receive benefits, Multiple Entries class members were required to file a Claim Form through the Settlement Website or submit via mail or email by April 17, 2018.  The deadline to submit a Claim Form has passed.

Summary Offense Class Members do not need to do anything to receive benefits.   Your interest as a member of the Settlement Class will be represented by Plaintiffs and Counsel for the Settlement Class.  You will be bound by any judgment arising from the Settlement.

If an individual is a member of both the Summary Offense Settlement Class and the Multiple Entries Settlement Class, and he or she returned a timely valid Claim Form, he or she will receive both Classes’ payment amounts; if no Claim Form was returned, then he or she will only receive the Summary Offense Settlement Class payment amount.

If the Settlement is approved, and you timely returned the Claim Form (for Multiple Entries Class Members and Class Members belonging to both Classes), the Settlement Administrator will send you any monies that you are entitled to under the Settlement.  If you change your name or mailing address before you receive your payment, please go to the Contact Us page and update your information to ensure that you receive your payment.

Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement

Option and Deadline Event
Do Nothing If you are a Summary Offense Class Member only, you do not need to do anything to receive benefits.

If you are a member of both Classes, you are entitled to receive the payments due to each Class, but you will need to return a Claim Form to receive both payments.
Submit a Claim
April 17, 2018 (Submitted or Postmarked)
(Passed)
If you are a Multiple Entries Class Member and you wish to receive benefits under the settlement, you are required to submit the Claim Form attached to your postcard.  Claim Forms must be postmarked or submitted online no later than April 17, 2018.

If you are a member of both Classes, you are entitled to receive the payments due to each Class, but you need to submit a Claim Form to receive both payments.
Exclude Yourself
April 2, 2018 (Submitted or Postmarked)
(Passed)


 
You can remove yourself from participation in this class action. If you exclude yourself, you will not receive a benefit from this settlement, but you will retain any rights to file a separate lawsuit or legal action against Quick Search.
Object
April 2, 2018 (Submitted or Postmarked)
(Passed)


 
You can remain a Settlement Class Member, but write to the Court and explain why you don’t think the settlement is fair, reasonable, or adequate. This is called an objection.

Attend the Final Approval Hearing
May 30, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

(Passed)

If you submit a timely objection to the settlement, you may also ask the Court for permission to speak at the final approval hearing. To do so, you must include a notice of intention to appear at the hearing when you submit your objection.

For More Information

Visit this website often to get the most up-to-date information.

Mail

Quick Search Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91307
Seattle, WA 98111