Lee & Campbell v. The Hertz Corp. & Dollar Thrifty Auto Grp., Inc.
Lee & Campbell v. Hertz Corp.
CGC-15-547520

Welcome to the Lee & Campbell v. Hertz Corp. Settlement Website

What is this lawsuit about?

Plaintiffs allege that Hertz violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) in two ways. First, Plaintiffs allege that Hertz failed to provide proper legally required disclosures to individuals before obtaining background checks on them for employment purposes. Second, Plaintiffs allege that Hertz failed to provide individuals with a copy of their background checks and a notice of their rights before allegedly taking adverse employment action against them.

Hertz disputes Plaintiffs’ allegations and denies all liability to Plaintiffs and the Settlement Class. In the lawsuit, Hertz has denied Plaintiffs’ allegations and has raised a number of defenses to the claims asserted. No court has found Hertz to have violated the law in any way. No court has found that the Plaintiffs could recover any certain amount in this 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 lawsuit.

Who is included?

There are three Categories of the Settlement Class, which are defined in detail in FAQ 5. The Settlement Class is defined as:  all persons who applied for employment with the Hertz Corporation or Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. in the United States at any time from August 21, 2013 to September 8, 2016, and who are members of Category 1, 2 and/or 3.  Membership in the Settlement Class, and Categories, will be determined based upon Hertz's records. 

If you meet the definition of Category 1 or 2, you will be eligible to receive a payment without submitting a claim form. If you meet the definition of Category 3, you must return a claim form to receive a payment. All Settlement Class Members will be bound to the releases contained in the Settlement Agreement unless they opt out. 

If you received a postcard notice in the mail, Hertz’s records indicate you are a member of the Settlement Class. Your postcard notice indicates what Category you are a member of.  If you are not certain as to whether you are a member of the Settlement Class, or which Category you are a member of, you may contact the Settlement Administrator to find out. In all cases, the question of class membership will be determined based on Hertz’s records.

How do I participate?

In order to qualify and receive benefits, Category 3 Settlement Class Members need to either submit the Claim Form attached to their postcard notice via mail, or complete a Claim Form through the File a Claim page, by July 15, 2019.  Category 1 and 2 Settlement Class Members do not need to do anything to receive benefits.

Your Legal Rights and Options

Option and Deadline
Event
Submit a Claim Form

July 15, 2019
(Submitted or Postmarked)
If you are a Category 3 Settlement Class Member, you should have received a postcard notice in the mail, with an attached Claim Form.  If you are a Category 3 Settlement Class Member and you wish to receive a payment under the Settlement, you must return the Claim Form.  Claim Forms must be postmarked or submitted online no later than July 15, 2019. 
Do Nothing If you are a Category 1 or 2 Settlement Class Member, you should have received a postcard notice in the mail indicating your Category.  If you are a Category 1 or 2 Settlement Class Member and do nothing, you will receive a payment and you will not be able to sue Hertz for this conduct in the future.  If you are a Category 3 Settlement Class Member and do not return the Claim Form, you will receive no payment and you will not be able to sue Hertz for this conduct in the future. 
Exclude Yourself

July 15, 2019
(Postmarked)
Receive no payment.  This is the only option that allows you ever to be part of any other lawsuit or legal action against Hertz about the background check related matters being resolved in this Settlement.  Your written request to exclude yourself must be mailed to the Settlement Administrator and postmarked by July 15, 2019.  
Object

July 15, 2019
(Postmarked)
Write about why you object to the Settlement.  Objections must be mailed to the Settlement Administrator and postmarked no later than July 15, 2019.  If you are in Category 3 and you object, you must still return a Claim Form by July 15, 2019 if you wish to receive a payment if the Settlement is approved.
Go to a Hearing Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. The Final Fairness Hearing will be held on August 16, 2019 at 1:30 pm.  You are not required to attend the hearing.

For More Information

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Mail

Lee & Campbell v. The Hertz Corp. & Dollar Thrifty Auto Grp., Inc.
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91118
Seattle, WA 98111-9961