Bloomberg Law
July 9, 2020, 6:26 PM

Equifax Loses Bid to Drop Data Breach Claims Under New York Law

Daniel R. Stoller
Daniel R. Stoller
Senior Legal Editor

Equifax Inc. has to face claims tied to its 2017 data breach of violating New York consumer protection law in failing to protect the information, a federal court ruled.

U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan on Wednesday rejected the company’s dismissal bid in the Eastern District of New York, saying plaintiff Matthew Weiss’ claim is plausible under the state’s deceptive acts and practices law.

Weiss also beat a motion by the credit reporting company to dismiss the claims because he alleges opting out of a larger class action, Cogan ruled.

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