Applicants file Fair Credit Reporting Act class action against PNC Financial Services

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 4, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Two unsuccessful employment applicants have filed a class action lawsuit against PNC Financial Services Inc. and PNC Bank NA, citing alleged failure to make stand-alone disclosures.

Stephen Rossini and Matthew Kane, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Sept. 6 in the Allegheny County Courts of Common Pleas against the defendants alleging they violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that despite completing an online application, passing a series of interviews and completing drug tests and employment background checks, Stephen Rossini and Matthew Kane were not hired for the position they were applying for. 

The plaintiffs hold PNC Financial Services Inc. and PNC Bank NA responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to obtain plaintiff’s valid written authorization to obtain a consumer report and failed and refused to provide a pre-adverse action notice.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek an order determining that this action may proceed as a class action and designating plaintiffs and their counsel as representatives for each class and award for all damages, attorneys fees, expenses and costs and such other just, equitable and proper relief. They are represented by James Pietz and Ruairi McDonnell of Feinstein Doyle Payne & Kravec LLC in Pittsburgh and Martell Harris of The Trial Law Firm, LLC in Pittsburgh.

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Allegheny County Courts of Common Pleas Feinstein Doyle Payne & Kravec, LLC PNC Bank, N.A. PNC Financial Services Group The Trial Law Firm, LLC

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