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Hundreds of Equifax Breach Class Actions Sent to Georgia

Dec. 6, 2017, 9:07 PM

More than 300 class actions filed in the wake of the Equifax Inc. data breach announcement will be combined in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

The company announced Sept. 7 that the private information of about 143 million Americans was compromised.

Consolidation of the suits for pretrial proceedings before Judge Thomas M. Thrash should speed up resolution of the litigation and help Equifax avoid inconsistent rulings from multiple judges.

The Northern District of Georgia is appropriate because that is where Equifax has its headquarters, and relevant documents and witnesses will likely be found ...

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