Consumer Wins $2.7 Mil Lawsuit Against Equifax For Screwing Up Her Credit

Angela P. Williams tried for more than a decade to clear up her credit report after Equifax confused her records with those of a person with bad credit but a similar name. The company denied any wrongdoing, right up until the jury awarded a $219,000 verdict in damages against Equifax, and $2.7 million in punitive damages for violating the federal credit-reporting laws. The decision is a victory for frustrated consumers at the mercy of these powerful institutions whose record-keeping errors can ruin innocent lives.

Florida woman wins multimillion-dollar jury verdict against Equifax [Orlando Sentinel] (Thanks to Prarit!)

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