Feist et al. v. Petco Animal Supplies, Inc.

Welcome to the Petco FCRA Class Action Settlement

Case Summary

 

A  Settlement has been reached with Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. (“Petco” or “Defendant”) in a class action entitled Feist et al. v. Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. Case No.: 3:16-cv-01369-H-DHB, pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California (the "Action").

The Action alleges that Petco violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), 15 U.S.C. § 1681, et seq. in two ways. First, Plaintiffs allege that Petco violated the FCRA by procuring consumer reports on Plaintiffs and Class Members for employment purposes without providing a proper stand-alone disclosure, and without obtaining a proper authorization, as required by the FCRA. These individuals are “Disclosure Class Members.” It is estimated that there are approximately 37,279 Disclosure Class Members on whom Petco procured consumer reports during the Class Period, which is defined as the period from May 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015. Second, Plaintiffs allege that Petco failed to provide a required pre-adverse action notification letter to a small number of Disclosure Class Members against whom it took an adverse action on the basis of information contained within a consumer report. These individuals are “Adverse Action Class Members.” It is estimated that approximately 52 of the Disclosure Class Members are also Adverse Action Class Members. 

Your eligibility for a Settlement payment will be based upon Petco’s records and any payment will be sent to you automatically provided you do not choose to opt out of the Settlement. There is no need to submit a claim.

 

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

OPTION 1:

YOU CAN DO NOTHING, PARTICIPATE IN THE SETTLEMENT, RELEASE YOUR CLAIMS AS STATED HERE, AND RECEIVE A SETTLEMENT PAYMENT

If you do nothing, you will automatically choose this option. Class Counsel, appointed and approved by the Court for Settlement purposes only, will represent your interests. You will receive a Settlement Payment after the Settlement has been finally approved by the Court. The judgment will bind all Class Members who do not request exclusion (Option Two below).

OPTION 2:

YOU CAN EXCLUDE YOURSELF ("OPT-OUT") FROM THE SETTLEMENT

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

If you do not wish to participate in or be bound by the Settlement, you must submit a written statement by mail to the Settlement Administrator requesting to be excluded from the Class (“Request For Exclusion”). Click here for specifics.

If you request exclusion, you will not receive any money from the Settlement, nor will you be considered to have released your claims alleged in the Action. If you request exclusion from the Settlement, you may not pursue any recovery under the Settlement. You may, however, pursue other remedies separate and apart from the Settlement that may be available to you.  

OPTION 3:

YOU MAY OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

If you are a Class Member, and you do not exclude yourself from the Settlement (opt-out), you may object to the Settlement before final approval of the Settlement by the Court. If you choose to object to the Settlement, you may enter an appearance in propria persona (meaning you choose to represent yourself), or through an attorney that you hire and pay for yourself. Click here for specifics.

In order to object to the Settlement, or any portion of it, you must file a copy of the objection in writing with the United States District Court, Southern District of California, 221 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101. 

No Class Member will be entitled to object to the Settlement if they do not object by the method specified above on or before the Objection Deadline. If the Court approves the Settlement despite any objections, you still will receive your share of the Settlement proceeds unless you exclude yourself in a timely manner according to Option Two above.

Although the information in this website is intended to assist you, it does not replace the information contained in the Class Notice or the Settlement Agreement, both of which are available on this website.