Cole & Van Note filed a class action against this “Big 3” consumer credit reporting agency arising out of its data breach between May and July 2017. In this well-publicized event, Equifax has already conceded that it knew of the hacking of personal identifying information for hundreds of thousands of creditors, and the potential breach of data for at least 143 million others. According to Equifax, hackers accessed a peripheral part of the company’s cyber-architecture. According to our lawsuit, Equifax was reckless in not securing that site so as to prevent the breach of such important data. Despite knowing of the breach since July 29, 2017, Equifax held the disclosure for nearly six weeks before notifying the public on September 7, 2017, making this event one of unprecedented significance and neglect.
Our class action litigation seeks damages for all victims of this breach across the nation, not the least of which being for the potential years of effort many consumers will expend determining the full impact of this breach on their own creditworthiness. Since its filing, hundreds of additional legal actions have been filed across the nation, and have since been consolidated in Georgia. Our lead client serves as one of the model plaintiffs in this historic action.
If you want to learn more about the case, click here to read our original Complaint.
To read the consolidated nationwide consumer Complaint, click here.
To read the consolidated nationwide small business Complaint, click here.
If you want to learn more about the Settlement Announced on July 22, 2019, click here.