Equifax Faces Credit Score Malfunction Class Action

Equifax is facing a class-action lawsuit due to an alleged technical issue. The issue is said to stem from their reporting system’s malfunction during a system update that allegedly affected millions of credit scores. The lawsuit claims millions of members may have had a credit score change during the period of the alleged malfunction – March 6, 2022, through April 6, 2022.

Equifax was moving to another system when the credit scores were allegedly inaccurately reported. Equifax maintains this was unintentional. According to Equifax, as many as 300,000 people may have had their credit score lowered by 25 points or more. The lead plaintiff filed the lawsuit because they had learned of their credit score shift of 130 points while trying to purchase an automobile and suffered the negative consequence of the inaccurate credit score by being forced to use a loan with less favorable terms.


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Steve Larson
An experienced trial lawyer who handles both hourly and contingent fee cases, Steve has expertise in class actions, antitrust litigation, securities litigation, corporate disputes, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition claims, and disputes involving family wealth. Steve regularly represents individuals and businesses in federal and state court and has obtained class-wide recovery in multiple class actions. A veteran practitioner, Steve's clients value his creative approach to resolving complex litigation matters.

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