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Equifax Dodges FCRA Claims From 2017 Data Breach

  • Written by Scott D. Anderson for The National Law Review

In 2017, Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, revealed a breach that could have compromised the data of 143 million consumers.  This data breach led to a multitude of lawsuits against Equifax, including lawsuits by both consumers and investors.

A class of consumers sued Equifax for, among other things, violations of FCRA. Yesterday, Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr., the federal court judge tasked with sorting through the multitude of lawsuits, issued several opinions addressing various issues, including Equifax’s potential FCRA liability.


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