Equifax Data Breach

DEFENDANT NAME: Equifax Inc.
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CASE NUMBER: 1:17-cv-03713
COURT: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
PRACTICE AREA: Consumer Rights
STATUS: Active
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DATE FILED: 09/22/17
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Was your personal information compromised by Equifax?

You may be entitled to compensation for Equifax's failure to adequately protect your sensitive information from hackers and identity thieves. Find out your rights »

DO YOU QUALIFY?

Equifax is one of the three largest credit-reporting firms in the U.S. You qualify if your information was compromised during the recent data breach of an estimated 143 million accounts.

Equifax has set up a website where you can check to see if your information was compromised.

DATA BREACH EXPLAINED

Experts are calling the recent Equifax cybersecurity breach "a nightmare situation," given the high level, sensitive information that hackers were able to obtain, making it one of the biggest and most threatening data breaches in recent years. Hackers gained access to Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and drivers’ license numbers. Some victims' data also included credit card numbers and credit history disputes.

All of this information compromised at once makes this data breach particularly threatening to consumers who stand to have their most sensitive information threatened, identities stolen and potentially face years of damaging fraud, financial loss and hardship.

YOUR CONSUMER RIGHTS

Consumers trusted Equifax to not only safe guard their information, but to maintain the highest levels of data safety and security, given Equifax's purpose is to provide credit reporting and help consumers fight credit fraud and financial losses through data loss.

Hagens Berman believes that consumers deserve swift and just action from Equifax’s negligence in losing consumers’ data, and its patently unfair attempts to turn this data breach arising from its negligence into a vehicle for generating additional profits for it and the other credit agencies.

TOP CONSUMER RIGHTS FIRM

Hagens Berman is one of the most successful litigation law firms in the U.S. and has achieved more than $260 billion in settlements against some of the nation's largest conglomerates. Your claim will be handled by experts in consumer law.

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There is no cost or fee whatsoever involved in joining this case. In the event Hagens Berman or any other firm obtains a settlement that provides benefits to class members, the court will decide a reasonable fee to be awarded to the class' legal team. In no case will any class member ever be asked to pay any out-of-pocket sum.


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12/11/17: Case Management Order Issued

Judge Thrash issued his Case Management Order No. 1. The court will hold an initial case management conference in Atlanta on Jan. 9, 2018. 

12/08/17: Case Consolidated

Today, the MDL panel consolidated the hundreds of Equifax cases and sent them all to the Northern District of Georgia, which is where Hagens Berman lawyers had requested the cases be sent.  Judge Thrash in Atlanta will oversee the cases.