Lengel v. HomeAdvisor, Inc.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER striking 74 Motion to Intervene. Signed by District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil on 09/25/2017.Mailed to pro se party Frederick Banks by regular mail. (cv)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS
on behalf of herself and all those
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
On August 10, 2017, intervenor Frederick Banks filed a Notice (Motion) To Intervene As
Of Right (Fed R. Civ. P. 24) And Claim (Doc. #74). Intervenor asserts that he has a legally
protectable interest in this action and requests that he receive settlement funds.
Under Rule 24(a), Fed. R. Civ. P., the Court must allow a party to intervene if (1) his
application is timely; (2) he claims an interest relating to the property or transaction which is the
subject of the action; (3) his interest may as a practical matter be impaired or impeded and (4) his
interest is not adequately represented by existing parties. See Elliot Indus. Ltd. P’ship v. BP Am.
Prod. Co., 407 F.3d 1091, 1103 (10th Cir. 2005).1
Intervenor fails to allege a sufficient factual basis to establish a legal interest in this action.
In this class action suit, plaintiffs allege that HomeAdvisor, Inc. violated the Fair Credit Reporting
Act because it failed to give job applicants proper notice before it obtained consumer reports that
Intervenor seeks “intervention as of right.” Doc. #74. Thus, the Court does not need
to consider whether it would grant permissive intervention under Rule 24(b), Fed. R. Civ. P.
Nevertheless, the Court denies permissive intervention because intervenor has not established that
he has an interest in this action.
contained personal information. The putative intervenor’s notice does not claim that he worked for
or applied for a job with HomeAdvisor between January 13, 2013 and June 10, 2015 – the class
period. The Court rejects his unsupported, conclusory claim that “he has a legally protectable
interest in this action.” Doc. #74. Further, the notice does not attempt to establish that any interest
will be impaired or impeded by this action or that the existing parties do not adequately represent
his interest. Thus, the Court strikes the notice to intervene.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that intervenor’s Notice (Motion) To Intervene As Of
Right (Fed R, Civ. P. 24) And Claim (Doc. #74) filed August 10, 2017 be and hereby is
Dated this 25th day of September, 2017 at Kansas City, Kansas.
s/ Kathryn H. Vratil
Kathryn H. Vratil
United States District Judge
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