$1.3M Omnicare Credit Reporting Class Action Lawsuit


A $1.3 million dollar settlement has been proposed in the class action lawsuit entitled Ijeoma Esomonu v. Omnicare Inc.

Omnicare Credit Reporting Class Action Lawsuit

The case is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and claims that Omnicare Inc.’s background check authorization practices violate federal and state credit reporting laws.

Plaintiff Ijeoma Esomonu filed the lawsuit after she had to fill out and sign a background check authorization form and a liability waiver when applying for a job at Omnicare Inc.

Omnicare Inc. denies any actions of wrong doing but have agreed to pay $1,300,000 to avoid further trial.

U.S. District Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr. approved the settlement on 9/4/18.

Class members in the case are defined as anyone in the United States who received Omnicare’s background disclosure forms from 5/4/2010 to 5/25/2018 and had a consumer report on them that was procured by Omnicare.

Experts close to the case predict around 50,000 class members will be eligible to file claims in the case.  Each class member will collect around $16.50.

Plaintiff Ijeoma Esomonu is being represented by Shaun Setareh from the Setareh Law Group.

Any questions in regards to the Omnicare Credit Reporting Class Action Lawsuit can be directed to the Setareh Law Group at 877-777-3774.  The Setareh Law Group is based at 9454 Wilshire Boulevard Penthouse Suite Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

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Elizabeth Weintraub
Elizabeth Weintraub is a former writer for The Balance. She has an extensive background in real estate spanning more than 40 years, including experience in related industries such as title and escrow. Weintruab began in the real estate business in 1974 as a title searcher at First American Title in Boulder, Colorado. After moving to Newport Beach, California, she became an escrow officer in 1976 and advanced to certified status as designated by the California Escrow Association.