Welcome to the Settlement Website - LexisNexis Collection Report Class
A Settlement was reached in a class action lawsuit involving certain reports sold by LexisNexis. These reports were prepared from databases that contain the names and addresses of all U.S. residents who have opened a credit account, as well as information from many public records such as telephone directories, voter registration records, motor vehicle registrations, and mortgage records.
If you were 18 years or older before April 29, 2013, you are probably included in the Settlement because there was likely information about you in the LexisNexis databases as of that date.
LexisNexis has agreed to design, implement, and maintain specific, substantial procedures that address the concerns raised in the lawsuit regarding the preparation and sale of Accurint® searches and reports to debt collectors.
No money will be paid to Class Members.
The Final Approval Hearing was held on December 10, 2013. Judge Spencer took the matter under advisement to decide whether to finally approve or reject the settlement. On September 5, 2014, Judge Spencer granted the Motion for Final Approval and the Motion for Attorneys’ Fees and denied the Motion to Amend. An Objector filed an appeal. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Judge Spencer’s approval of the settlement on December 4, 2015. The Supreme Court denied review of the Fourth Circuit’s decision on October 3, 2016. The settlement is now effective.
Your legal rights are affected by the Settlement even if you have done nothing. This website provides more information about the lawsuit and the Settlement.