Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
ChoicePoint Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
RELX Group
Penalty: 
$6,890,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
May 1, 2009
Primary Offense: 
employment screening violation
Secondary Offense: 
Fair Credit Reporting Act violation
Violation Description: 

The settlement included two parts, one of which involved $4 million for individuals who had applied for jobs at Walmart.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Eastern District of Virginia
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
3:07-cv-0469
Case Name: 
Beverly v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
Britain
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
media
Specific Industry of Parent: 
publishing
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Parent company note: 
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