Posted On: August 20, 2013 by Watts & Herring, LLC

Verdict against Equifax for credit reporting errors

Justin Baxter from Oregon obtained a remarkable verdict (18 million) for his client in a lawsuit against Equifax.

The jury was told she contacted Equifax eight times between 2009 and 2011 in an effort to correct inaccuracies, including erroneous accounts and collection attempts, as well as a wrong Social Security number and birthday. Her lawsuit alleged the Atlanta-based company failed to correct the mistakes.

While the verdict may be reduced as the punitive damage portion was many multiples of the compensatory portion the verdict should still be very significant and it sends a message that credit reports are important and juries do not like to see credit report errors that the credit bureaus refuse to fix.

Congratulations to Justin Baxter and his father Michael Baxter for this great verdict and work they did.

If you want to know more about credit reports, feel free to look at our website Alabama Consumer and you can also let us know you would like to be a part of our free webinar on Friday, August 23, 2013, at 1 pm central time:

4 Simple Steps To Fixing Any Credit Report Errors.

You can call us at 205-879-2447 or contact us through our website Alabama Consumer.