Maryland Lawyers File State, National Suit in Equifax Breach - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Maryland Lawyers File State, National Suit in Equifax Breach

Posted: 09/15/2017 09:12:00 -04:00 Updated:

GREENBELT, Md. (AP)- A Baltimore law firm has filed a class-action suit against the credit agency Equifax, which was hacked, exposing tens of million Americans' personal information.

Murphy, Falcon & Murphy filed the suit Tuesday in federal court in Greenbelt, Maryland. It is seeking class action status in Maryland and nationwide.

Equifax disclosed last week that hackers were able to access the personal information of 143 million Americans, including critical things like Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses and full legal names.

The suit says Equifax's decision to wait six weeks after the alleged data breach before informing consumers was negligent.

The law firm is seeking $500 per plaintiff in punitive damages and is asking for a jury trial.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • UPDATED: Police Searching for Homicide Suspect in Caroline County

    UPDATED: Police Searching for Homicide Suspect in Caroline County

    Friday, January 18 2019 6:01 PM EST2019-01-18 23:01:07 GMT
    Saturday, January 19 2019 3:59 PM EST2019-01-19 20:59:42 GMT
    Stanley Edwards Rickets Jr.Stanley Edwards Rickets Jr.
    Stanley Edwards Rickets Jr.Stanley Edwards Rickets Jr.
    Federalsburg Police are searching for a suspect involved in a deadly shooting Friday.More
    Federalsburg Police are searching for a suspect involved in a deadly shooting Friday.More
  • Possible Education Funding Increase For Maryland

    Possible Education Funding Increase For Maryland

    Sunday, January 20 2019 1:27 AM EST2019-01-20 06:27:14 GMT
    Sunday, January 20 2019 1:28 AM EST2019-01-20 06:28:05 GMT
    A blue-ribbon panel calling for a sizeable increase in Maryland public school funding over the next 10 years still must decide what portions would be paid by the state and by local governments.More
    A blue-ribbon panel calling for a sizeable increase in Maryland public school funding over the next 10 years still must decide what portions would be paid by the state and by local governments.More
  • President Trump Visits Dover, Drawing Mixed Reactions

    President Trump Visits Dover, Drawing Mixed Reactions

    Saturday, January 19 2019 6:09 PM EST2019-01-19 23:09:17 GMT
    Saturday, January 19 2019 6:09 PM EST2019-01-19 23:09:17 GMT
    In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)
    In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)
    In a tweet posted early Saturday morning, President Trump announced plans to visit Dover Air Force Base to meet and mourn with the families of four U.S. troops killed while serving in Syria.More
    In a tweet posted early Saturday morning, President Trump announced plans to visit Dover Air Force Base to meet and mourn with the families of four U.S. troops killed while serving in Syria.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices