Demery v. Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.

 Superior court of the State of California for the County of Orange |  Case No. 30-2019-01095304-CU-OE-CXC

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*Update* Disbursement for Demery v. Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. has been completed on April 13, 2022.

*Update* The Settlement received final approval from the Court on January 7, 2022. To view the Final Order and Judgment Granting Plaintiff’s Motion for Final Approval, click here.

What is the Action about?

The Action alleges that the defendant Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. (“Securitas” or “Defendant”) failed to comply with federal and California state law governing the acquisition of consumer reports, commonly called background reports. The “Plaintiff” is a former applicant of Securitas who alleges that Securitas failed to give job applicants proper disclosures before obtaining their background reports for employment purposes. Securitas denies liability. However, the parties have decided to settle the case to avoid the risks and cost of litigation.

Am I a Class Member?

The class consists of all persons residing in the United States (including all territories and political subdivisions of the United States) on whom Defendant procured a consumer report or investigative consumer report from and including June 29, 2016, through and including October 2, 2018, who were not on-boarded by Defendant.

If you received notice of the settlement by email or postcard, Securitas’s records show that you are a member of the Settlement Class.

What relief does the settlement provide to the Settlement Class Members?

Securitas has agreed to pay a total sum of $2,175,000 in settlement of this lawsuit. This amount is inclusive of attorneys’ fees and costs to the lawyers representing the Settlement Class, a service award to the named Plaintiff for serving as the class representative in an amount of up to $5,000, an award of attorneys’ fees of up to one-third of the Gross Settlement Fund or $725,000, reimbursement of litigation expenses of up to $30,000 and the costs of notice and claims administration anticipated not to exceed $88,000, and, after the foregoing amounts have been deducted, a pro rata payment to each Settlement Class Member who does not opt out of the settlement and who submits a timely and valid Claim Form. The Court will make the final decision as to the amounts to be paid to Class Counsel and the class representative. To submit a Claim Form, please visit the online claim form here.

What are my options?

Submit a Claim Form by
NOVEMBER 1, 2021
If the Court grants final approval to the settlement, this is the only way to be eligible to receive a payment.

You may submit a Claim by clicking here.

NOVEMBER 1, 2021
This is the only option that allows you to retain your rights to sue Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. for claims that would otherwise be released by the settlement of the Action.

NOVEMBER 1, 2021
Write to the Settlement Administrator about why you object to (i.e., don’t like) the settlement and think it shouldn’t be approved.

JANUARY 6, 2022 AT 2:00 PM
The Court will hold a “Final Approval Hearing” to consider the settlement, the request for attorneys’ fees and expenses of the lawyers who brought the Action (“Class Counsel”), and the request for a service award to the plaintiff who brought the Action (“Class Representative”).You may, but are not required to, speak at the Final Approval Hearing.

DO NOTHING You will not receive a payment, even if the Court gives final approval to the settlement. You will also be giving up any claims you may have against Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. (and the other released parties) that are released by the settlement of the Action.


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