Indiana AG Opposes Equifax Deal for Limiting State Recovery

Dec. 10, 2019, 9:25 PM

Equifax Inc.‘s settlement to resolve data breach claims of 147 million Americans improperly limits recovery by Indiana on behalf of its consumers, Attorney General Curtis T. Hill Jr. told the Northern District of Georgia.

The court should order the parties to change the release language in the settlement to exclude state law enforcement actions or deny final approval, Hill said in an amicus brief docketed Dec. 9.

State AGs have followed the lead of the U.S. Department of Justice, which has taken a more active role in scrutinizing class action settlements in recent years. They base their actions on ...

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