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RealPage incorrect sex offender data $9.73M class action lawsuit settlement

Source: topclassactions.com 7/28/22

RealPage agreed to pay over $9.73 million to resolve claims that it violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by allowing incorrect sex offender registry data on tenant screening reports.

The class action lawsuit settlement benefits individuals who were subject to a RealPage report between June 14, 2017, and March 2, 2021, where the report included a record from a sex offender registry with the record matching the report subject based on the birth date range, but where further review shows a differing birth date.

RealPage offers rental property solutions including property management, sales, marketing, screening, revenue management and more. Tenants attempting to rent an apartment or house may have their background screened during the application process through RealPage.

However, RealPage may violate federal reporting laws by including incorrect information on tenant background checks. 

A 2019 class action lawsuit claims the company includes information from sex offender registries on certain background checks despite these reports not being associated with the report subject.

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Outstanding! This is definitely one for our side.

Last edited 16 days ago by Newb Commenter

Sad. If a person is mischaracterized as a registrant, then it’s illegal. In this scenario, it just shows that it’s okay to use the registry to prevent housing from a “free citizen”.

This is yet another piece of evidence that the 2003 Smith v Doe decision that the registry wouldn’t interfere with an individual’s life. The registry can be used as a hit list and label one a monster who is just a legal liability to accept. The registry is an institutionally systematic way of legalized segregation, berthing of second class citizens.

This is great. Everyone should suffer because the Hit Lists exist. Let chaos and hate reign.

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