The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia granted in part and denied in part Equifax’s Motion to Dismiss the claims brought against it in the 2017 data breach lawsuit initiated by financial institutions.
CUNA, league and credit union plaintiffs filed an amended complaint Wednesday in their lawsuit against Equifax, providing significantly more detailed factual allegations demonstrating Equifax’s active failure to properly secure data.
The Association of Vermont Credit Unions, Minnesota Credit Union Network and Pennsylvania Credit Union Association will join CUNA, other state credit union leagues and credit unions in a class-action lawsuit against Equifax.
The League of Southeastern Credit Unions and Affiliates announced Thursday it is joining CUNA’s lawsuit against Equifax as a plaintiff. CUNA filed its lawsuit Oct. 4, with several other institutions, as a result of a data breach.
CUNA continued its push for Congress to ensure consumers affected by the Equifax data breach are notified and protected with 3 letters sent to Senate and House committee hearings Wednesday and Thursday.
CUNA filed its lawsuit Wednesday against Equifax, a suit brought in the wake of a data breach resulting in hackers accessing information on 145.5 million consumers and payment card data of more than 200,000 consumers.
CUNA and outside counsel discussed credit unions’ legal rights in the wake of the Equifax data breach, including potential participation in class action lawsuits, with more than 500 credit unions in a call Tuesday.
CUNA wrote to the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on digital commerce and consumer protection Tuesday expressing concerns about the Equifax data breach’s effect on loan underwriting, sent for the record of the subcommittee's hearing.