If, after January 1st, 2003, you had an Equifax File that contained a Virginia General District Court civil judgment, then you are eligible for a potential award of $180 from the Equifax FCRA Class Action Lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, Equifax failed to include records that Virginia General District Court judgments had been “satisfied, vacated, dismissed, or appealed in its credit reports,” thereby violating federal law. Equifax denies the allegations but have agreed to settle the lawsuit in order to avoid the costs of further litigation. Eligible class members must file a claim by May 13th, 2016 to receive the award.
Equifax FCRA Class Action Lawsuit:
- Equifax FCRA Claim Form
- Claim Form Deadline: 5/13/2016
- Who’s Eligible: All U.S. consumers whose Equifax File contained a Virginia General District Court civil judgment, between Jan. 1, 2003 and the date of preliminary approval of the settlement.
- Estimated Amount: $180 or four years of credit monitoring (valued at $717)
- Proof of Purchase: N/A. If you want the four years of credit monitoring, you do not have to submit a claim form
- Case Name & Number: Soutter v. Equifax Information Services LLC, Civil Action No. 3:10-cv-107, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
How to File a Claim:
- Head to the Equifax FCRA Claim Form and fill it out.
- Your form must be postmarked on or before 5/13/2016 to be eligible.
You may be a class member of the Equifax FCRA Class Action Lawsuit if you had an Equifax file that contained a Virginia General District Court civil judgment. If so, you are eligible for an award of $180. According to the lawsuit, Equifax failed to include records that these judgments had been made by the VA General District Court. Although the company denies any wrongdoing, they have agreed to settle the lawsuit with a one-time cash award or four years of credit monitoring. So if you think you’re an eligible class member, file a claim by 5/13/2016 to receive your award. Don’t forget to take a look at our full list of Class Action Lawsuit Settlements!