LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles man alleges a Riverside company's consumer report contained inaccurate information and that it cost him delayed or denied job opportunities.
Rudy Garcia filed a complaint on Oct. 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against A-Check America Inc. alleging that the consumer reporting agency violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in September, he signed a consent authorizing KForce Inc., a company with a job position he was applying for, to obtain a consumer report from defendant for employment purposes. He alleges the defendant's report contained derogatory and inaccurate statements and information relating to plaintiff and his criminal history that portrays him as a criminal and drug addict, which he alleges he is not. The suit states the inaccuracies were believed to be caused by the defendant mixing plaintiff's report with another individual.
The plaintiff holds A-Check America Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly reported criminal information that belongs to an entirely different individual on plaintiff's consumer report, and caused plaintiff to suffer monetary damages by its negligent actions.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, damages, costs, attorney's fees and further relief as may be just. He is represented by Stephanie Tatar of Tatar Law Firm APC in Burbank.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 5:16-cv-02241