Case No. 23-CA-000856 in the Circuit Court for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, Florida, Civil Division

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the lawsuit about?

    1. This lawsuit is pending in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, Florida.  Sheyenne Moore (the “Plaintiff”), sued Computer Generated Solutions, Inc. Case No. 23-CA-000856.  alleging causes of action for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). Specifically, Plaintiff alleged claims for relief for Computer Generated Solutions, Inc.’s purported violations of 15 U.S.C. §§ 1681b(b)(2)(A)(i)-(ii) alleging that Computer Generated Solutions, Inc. obtained and used consumer reports for employment purposes on Plaintiff and other class members without making a lawful disclosure. Computer Generated Solutions, Inc.  contends that its procedures did not violate the FCRA, that they, in good faith, utilized and relied on a third-party background screening company as to these procedures and that they did not willfully violate the FCRA. However, to resolve this action and avoid the risks and expenses of continued litigation, the parties have agreed to a Settlement.

      The “Settlement Class” is defined to include:

      All current and former applicants or employees of CGS between July 9, 2019-January 11, 2022, who were subject to a background investigation for purposes of employment with CGS, approximately 3,748 individuals.


  2. Who are the Attorneys representing the Class and how will they be paid?

    1. The Court has appointed lawyers to represent the Class, but you may enter an appearance in the case through an attorney if you want. If you do so, you will have to pay for your own lawyer.

      The attorney who has been appointed by the Court to represent the Class ia:

      Marc R. Edelman
      Morgan & Morgan, P.A
      201 N. Franklin Street, Floor 7
      Tampa, FL 33602-5157

      Subject to the Court’s approval, Defendant has agreed to establish a Settlement Fund in the amount of $517,000. Computer Generated Solutions has agreed to compensate Class Counsel for its attorney’s fees an amount equal to one-third of the Settlement Fund ($172,300.00) and litigation costs.

  3. What rights am I giving up in this settlement?

    1. Unless you exclude yourself from this settlement, you will be considered a member of the Class, which means you give up your right to sue or file a lawsuit against Computer Generated Solutions, Inc., and/or their related entities (as further defined as the “Releasees” in the Settlement Agreement available on the class website) regarding the legal issues that were raised or could have been raised in this case. Giving up your legal claims is called a release. You will be releasing these parties from all claims relating to the procurement of a background check when you applied for a job as further defined in the Settlement Agreement available on the class website.

  4. If I chose to do so, how do I exclude myself from the settlement?

    1. If you wish to be excluded, you must mail a written request for exclusion to the Settlement Administrator at:

      Moore v CGS, INC Class Action
      PO Box 23309
      Jacksonville, FL 32241


      Your request for exclusion must be in writing and postmarked on or before JULY 1, 2023. The request must state: “I do not want to be part of the Class in Sheyenne Moore (the “Plaintiff”), vs. Computer Generated Solutions, Inc., Case No. 23-CA-000856.” The request should be signed, with your name, address, and telephone number printed below your signature. The address you use should be the address to which this notice was mailed, so that you can be properly identified. However, if you have a new address, please inform us of the new address so we can make the change in the Class List.

  5. How do I Object to the Settlement?

    1. Any Class Member who receives the Notice, other than Plaintiff, may object to this settlement, provided that such objections are made in writing and mailed to Plaintiff’s Counsel, who shall provide a copy to CGS’s counsel within two (2) business days after receipt. In order for his or her objection to be considered, the Class Member must mail the objection no later than JULY 31, 2023, stating his or her name and address, the title of this Action, a description of his or her objections, the reasons for the objections, and his or her signature. Any individual who fails to comply with this requirement will be deemed to have waived any right to object and any objection to this settlement.

      Plaintiff's Counsel:

      Marc R. Edelman
      Morgan & Morgan, P.A.
      201 N. Franklin Street, Floor 7
      Tampa, FL 33602-5157

  6. When and where will the Court decide whether to approve the settlement?

    1. The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing on AUGUST 3, 2023 at 1:15 PM. The hearing will be held in Hillsborough County Courthouse, 800 E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL 33602. At the Fairness Hearing, the Court will consider whether the proposed settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate. The Court will hear objections to the settlement, if any. We do not know how long the Court will take to make its decision. In addition, the hearing may be continued at any time by the Court without further notice to you.

  7. Where can I get additional information?

    1. The notice that you received is only a summary of the proposed settlement of this lawsuit. Certain pleadings and documents filed in Court, including the Settlement Agreement, may be viewed or copied in the Clerk’s Office or on this website. You may also call (800) 566-0584.