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Corboy & Demetrio Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against Equifax in Security Breach

09.14.2017

For Immediate Release:

Corboy & Demetrio has filed a federal class-action lawsuit on behalf of Scott Meyers, Judy Meyers, Karl Gordon Eikost, and consumers nationwide whose sensitive personal data was collected and stored by Equifax on servers that were hacked in a massive security breach discovered on July 29, 2017.

The lawsuit was filed on Sept. 14, 2017 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois by Corboy & Demetrio Co-Founder Thomas A. Demetrio and Partner Kenneth T. Lumb. The firm has been involved in several recent high-profile cases, including representing airline passenger Dr. David Dao and more than 100 former NFL and NHL players in concussion litigation against both Leagues.

The lawsuit accuses Equifax of failing to implement reasonable procedures to protect Plaintiffs’ and Class Members’ private information and failing to timely notify or warn them of the breach. Several Equifax executives sold stock valued at $1.8 million in the days before the breach was made public in media reports.

“The scope and breadth of the breach is massive and the failure to prevent it simply inexcusable,” Lumb said.

In addition, the lawsuit accuses Equifax of attempting to induce consumers to sign a waiver and arbitration agreement by falsely representing it was offering a complimentary one-year enrollment of its TrustedID Premier product for affected persons.

“The offer was a deceptive, coercive and an unconscionable effort to trick customers to get them to give up important rights and remedies,” Lumb said.

The hacked information includes names, full Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driver’s license numbers and possibly one or more of their credit card numbers.

Anyone who thinks their data may have been breached by Equifax can call Corboy & Demetrio at 800-356-3191 or email us at info@corboydemetrio.com. You can also submit your information on our website's Contact Form at corboydemetrio.com by scrolling down to the bottom of our web page.  

Case info: Scott Meyers, Judy Meyers and Karl Gordon Eikost, Individually and on behalf of those similarly situated v. Equifax Info. Services, LLC, 1:17-cv-06652.

About Corboy & Demetrio

Corboy & Demetrio is one of the nation's premier law firms. It represents individuals and their families in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases and is renowned for its achievements in the courtroom and for its contributions to the community. The rights and concerns of its clients are at the core of Corboy & Demetrio's practice. That commitment, dedication, compassion and relentless drive has resulted in exceptional service and exceptional results for its clients. The firm has acquired more than $4 billion in settlements and verdicts and has attained over 600 settlements and verdicts in excess of $1 million. To contact Thomas Demetrio or Ken Lumb, call 312-346-3191 or toll free at 800-356-3191. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information about our Chicago personal injury law firm go to: corboydemetrio.com.

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Helen Lucaitis, Esq., Communications Director, Corboy & Demetrio, P.C.,
33 N. Dearborn Street, 21st floor, Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-346-3191 or 312-550-2077 (24/7 cell); Email: HHL@corboydemetrio.com.

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