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Moran v. Screening Pros

United States District Court for the Central District of California

July 30, 2020, Decided; July 30, 2020, Filed

Case No. 2:12-cv-05808-SVW-AGR

Opinion

CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL

Proceedings: ORDER GRANTING SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR DEFENDANT AND DECLINING SUPPLEMENTAL JURISDICTION OVER STATE LAW CLAIMS [68]

I. Introduction

Plaintiff Gabriel Felix Moran ("Plaintiff") filed a motion for summary judgment against Defendant The Screening Pros, LLC ("Defendant") on February 18, 2020. The Court then gave Plaintiff an opportunity to present supplemental evidence in response to arguments previously raised by Defendant. The Court now GRANTS summary judgment for [*2]  Defendant on the three claims Plaintiff brings pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The Court then DECLINES supplemental jurisdiction over Plaintiff's remaining state law claims and remands this lawsuit to Los Angeles County Superior Court.

II. Factual Background

a. Circumstances leading to this lawsuit.

Plaintiff is an individual who previously engaged in criminal conduct resulting in arrests and a series of misdemeanor convictions. Dkt. 68-3 at 1. Plaintiff claims that his criminal history resulted from his prior drug addiction, and that following treatment for his addiction, he sought to expunge these convictions from his record. Id. On or about February 1, 2010, he submitted a housing application to Maple Square, a low-income housing development in Fremont, California. Id. Maple Square hired Defendant to conduct a background check on Plaintiff. Dkt. 69-4 at 1. Plaintiff's housing application was denied following this background check, and Plaintiff was presented with a copy of the tenant screening report ("the Report") issued by Defendant. Dkt. 68-3 at 2; Dkt. 69-4, Ex. 5 (Defendant's tenant screening report on Plaintiff). Upon review of the tenant screening report and consultation [*3]  with legal counsel, Plaintiff believed that the report contained inaccuracies and ultimately commenced a lawsuit against Defendant.1

b. The tenant screening report issued by Defendant.

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2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148171 *

Gabriel Felix Moran v. The Screening Pros, LLC et al

CORE TERMS

consumer, screening, distress, emotional, lawsuit, inaccuracy, seven-year, arrest, misdemeanor, antedate, window, discouraged, indictment, non-moving, inclusion