Timothy F. Maloney and Veronica Nannis along with co-counsel Smith Gildea & Schmidt in Towson, have filed a class-action lawsuit against Equifax in Maryland state court.
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While other lawsuits have been filed, this is the first Maryland-only class-action lawsuit bringing state law claims to filed against the company for its extensive failures to safeguard its consumers’ “Personally Identifiable Information,” and for failing to provide timely notice that their information had been stolen, as well as what type of information was stolen.
The breach, which lasted from mid-May through July, affected up to 145 million individual accounts, compromising individuals’ names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and for some, driver’s license and credit card numbers.
Speaking to ABC 2 News, Maloney stressed the importance of their focusing on the millions of affected Maryland residents.
“The number of people who have been affected by this breach is astounding,” Maloney told ABC 2. “We feel that it is imperative to focus our efforts on Maryland residents who are now at risk of identity theft and other harms because of the sensitive personal information that was exposed at Equifax.”
A copy of the complaint can be found by clicking here