Smith v. A-Check America Inc.d/b/a A-Check Global

This website contains information regarding a proposed class action Settlement that has been preliminarily approved by the Court in a lawsuit entitled Smith v. A-Check America Inc. d/b/a A-Check Global pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Case No. 5:16-cv-00174 (the "Litigation").


Named Plaintiff alleges that A- Check violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by preparing background reports that contained information which legally could not be reported, specifically criminal non-convictions older than seven years.A-Check disputes the Named Plaintiff’s allegations and denies all liability to Named Plaintiff and the Settlement Class. A-Check denies Named Plaintiff’s allegations and has raised a number of defenses to the claims asserted.The Parties are settling the Litigation to avoid the risk and expense of further litigation. No court has found A-Check to have violated the law in any way. No court has found that the Named Plaintiff could recover any certain amount in this Litigation. Although the Court has authorized notice to be given of the proposed Settlement, this Notice does not express the opinion of the Court on the merits of the claims or defenses asserted by either side in the Litigation.


Everyone who fits into this description is a part of the Settlement:

All persons who were the subject of a background report prepared by A-Check, whose report contained one or more items of criminal information which were non-convictions older than seven years, and whose report was issued at any time dating from February 17, 2014 to March 1, 2017.

If you received a Postcard Notice, A-Check’s records indicate you are a member of the Settlement Class. If you are not certain as to whether you are a member of the Settlement Class, you may contact the Settlement Administrator to find out. The Administrator can be reached at 1-866-604-4083. The question of class membership will be determined based on A-Check’s records.

To update your address you may email

To request a free copy of your background report(s), Settlement Class Members may email You should provide your First, Middle, and Last name along with the last 2 digits of your Social Security Number.

For more information about the Settlement, please review the Class Notice.