ST. LOUIS – An Illinois man has filed a class action suit against a trucking and transportation company over allegations it took adverse action against him based on a consumer reporting agency report.
Jerome Ratliff Jr. filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on May 2 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against LTI Trucking Services Inc. alleging that the transportation company failed to comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act requirements.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff applied for a job with the defendant as a commercial truck driver in January 2015. He alleges the defendant disqualified him after it obtained a background report from HireRight.
The plaintiff holds LTI Trucking Services Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly did not hire him based on a consumer report from HireRight and failed to inform him that he could have disputed the accuracy or completeness of the report.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order certifying this case as a class action and appointing plaintiff and his counsel as representatives of the class, award for actual and statutory damages, litigation expenses and all further relief as justice may require.
He is represented by Matthew H. Armstrong of Armstrong Law Firm LLC in St. Louis and Michael Aschenbrener of KamberLaw LLC in Chicago, Illinois.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00900