This is notice of a proposed Settlement of a class action lawsuit on behalf of individuals on whom, during the period from August 18, 2010 through August 22, 2015, a consumer report for employment purposes was procured by Stanford University (“Stanford”).

This website has been established to provide general information about the Settlement. The capitalized terms used on this website, and not defined herein, shall have the same meanings ascribed to them in the Settlement Agreement.
Background of the Litigation

On August 18, 2015, Plaintiff Thomas Lagos (“Plaintiff”) filed this Action against Stanford for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) relating to Stanford’s alleged procurement of consumer reports regarding employees or prospective employees, without complying with its obligations under the FCRA. Specifically, Plaintiff alleged one claim for relief for Stanford’s alleged violation of 15 U.S.C. Section 1681b(b)2, alleging that Stanford procured or caused to be procured a consumer report regarding Plaintiff from HireRight, LLC and that Stanford violated Section 1681b(b)(2) by procuring or causing to be procured consumer reports for employment purposes regarding Plaintiff and other class members without providing a “stand alone” disclosure that a background check would be procured. Stanford denies that it has violated the law in any way, but has agreed to settle the claim. 

Settlement Class

Settlement Class is defined as all individuals on whom, during the period from August 18, 2010 through August 22, 2015, a consumer report for employment purposes was procured by Stanford. Excluded from the Settlement Class are those individuals who received constructive or actual notice that a consumer report had been obtained on them more than two years before August 18, 2015.

The Settlement

Plaintiff and Stanford have now negotiated a proposed settlement of the lawsuit on behalf of the Class that must be approved by the Court before it will become final. As part of that process, members of the Settlement Class have the opportunity to object to or exclude themselves from the settlement. Please read the NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT for more detailed information, and your legal rights and options in this Settlement.

A Final Approval Hearing will be held on October 5, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., in Department 5, of the Superior Court for the State of California, County of Santa Clara, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113.

Further Information

If you have further questions after reviewing the other material on this website, please call (888) 250-6810 or send an email to

Important Dates
  • Objection Deadline: August 8, 2018
  • Exclusion Deadline: August 23, 2018
  • Final Approval Hearing: October 5, 2018
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