U.S. Commerce Department to pay $15M for Census Bureau background-check practices

Landmark $15M settlement in Census Bureau background-check lawsuit

Evelyn Houser, a North Philadelphia grandmother, didn’t live to see the end of what she started six years ago. Houser, who died in September, was a lead plaintiff in the landmark $15 million settlement of a class-action suit this week that may help hundreds of thousands of people with criminal records get jobs.