New Equifax Advisory
Former Equifax CEO Richard F. Smith testified on October 3, 2017, before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce about both the breach and the company’s response, claiming the breach was a result of both human error and technological error. You can watch a recording of Smith’s testimony.
Smith admitted in his testimony that the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security warned Equifax on March 8, 2017, of the need to fix a vulnerability in its website. Smith had no good explanation why Equifax did not fix that vulnerability within the 48 hours required by Equifax policy. Read the prepared written testimony of Richard F. Smith.
We recommend that consumers who log onto www.equifaxsecurity2017.com and are told by Equifax that their credit “is not impacted” by the breach should consider legal representation in the class-action lawsuit. The reason: Equifax cannot be trusted.
On October 2, Equifax admitted that it underestimated the number of consumers impacted by the breach after Mandiant,a cybersecurity firm retained by Equifax to investigate the breach, found that 2.5 million more U.S. consumers were potentially affected than originally estimated, bringing the total to 145.5 million. Read the full Chicago Tribune story.
Corboy & Demetrio Launches Equifax Info Center
We have created an Equifax Information Center on our firm website in response to questions we have received from thousands of inquiries.
In our new Q&A section, we answer the most commonly asked questions by consumers about the Equifax breach.
We welcome YOUR questions, too. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corboy & Demetrio Equifax News Releases
- Ken Lumb and Corboy & Demetrio Client Appear in FOX32 Story on Equifax Litigation and City's Lawsuit
FOX32 Chicago, 09.28.2017
- Ken Lumb Speaks about Equifax Lawsuit Live on WLS AM 890’s Big John and Ramblin’ Ray
WLS Radio, 09.18.2017
- Ken Lumb Discusses Equifax Class-Action Lawsuit Live on WGN-AM Radio
The Roe Conn Show - WGN Radio, 09.18.2017
- Sun-Times Story on Corboy & Demetrio's Filing of Equifax Class-Action Lawsuit
Chicago Sun-Times, 09.14.2017
- NBC5 Story on Filing of Corboy & Demetrio's Class-Action Lawsuit Against Equifax
NBC5, Chicago/WMAQ-TV, 09.14.2017
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THOMAS A. DEMETRIO
A founding partner of the legendary law firm, Corboy & Demetrio, P.C., Thomas is a nationally renowned trial lawyer with an emphasis on medical negligence, aviation, product liability, and commercial litigation ...
William T. Gibbs is a partner at the Chicago personal injury and medical malpractice law firm of Corboy & Demetrio and concentrates his practice on cases arising from railroad negligence, automobile collisions, participation in ...
Kenneth T. Lumb joined Corboy & Demetrio as a Chicago personal injury and medical malpractice lawyer in 1995 after a tour of duty in the United States Army. Ken was named Partner in 2015 and Managing Partner in 2019.
As a captain in the ...