PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing Rite Aid HDQTRS Corp., d/b/a Rite Aid Corporation; and First Advantage LNS Screening Solutions Inc., d/b/a First Advantage Background Services Corp., alleging breach of duty and negligent misrepresentation in connection with a background check.
Josh Morley filed a complaint on Oct. 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the defendants, alleging that First Advantage provided an inaccurate criminal conviction report to Rite-Aid, which then rescinded an offer of employment to the plaintiff.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he lost a job opportunity and suffered damages to his reputation. He alleges that First Advantage falsely reported a summary offense conviction under the "Felony & Misdemeanor" section of a report and incorrectly reported the date of the proceedings. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible presenting false information and then acting on it.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages not less than $100 and not more than $1,000 per violation, actual damages, punitive damages, court costs, real damages not less than $100 for each violation, exemplary and punitive damages not less than $1,000 and not more than $10,000 for each violation, court costs and any further relief this court grants. He is represented by Robert P. Cocco of Robert P. Cocco, P.C. in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-05678-TON