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Equifax Data Breach Leads to Securities Litigation Settlement

After consumer settlement, $149 Million for harmed investors



Settlement Fund: $149 Million

Class Period: 2/25/2016 – 9/15/2017

Class Description: all persons and entities who purchased or otherwise acquired publicly-traded Equifax common stock during the period from February 25, 2016 through September 15, 2017, and who were damaged thereby.

Claim Filing Deadline: July 22, 2020

It was almost inevitable, maybe even a truism of class action law—an event-driven scandal and market collapse leads to a hefty securities settlement. Consumer credit agency Equifax is now following up last year’s $650 million data breach consumer settlement with a related securities litigation fund. Investors claimed that the now infamous data breach, which affected 143 million Americans, drove down stock prices—eventually by almost 36%. Investors in Equifax common stock during the class period are eligible to participate in the $149 million settlement. 

This litigation is one of several 9-digit settlements that CCC is tracking this year—indeed, we are already filing claims in two 10-digit settlements. And in each case, our team will be ready to review trade data, hunt down every eligible securitiy identifier, and then steward each  claim from the date we file, throughout the review process, and until the distribution fund is completely depleted. If you have any questions about the Equifax litigation, or about any financial settlement notice you receive or that is now pending in the courts, then give us a call today at 312-204-6970. 


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