Jury Award $18.6 Million for Credit Report Errors


A jury recently awarded an Oregon woman $18.6 million after she spent years unsuccessfully trying to get Equifax Information Services to fix major mistakes on her credit report.

Julie Miller of Marion County, who was awarded $18.4 million in punitive and $180,000 in compensatory damages, 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. Yet over and over, the lawsuit alleged, the Atlanta-based company failed to correct its mistakes.

via OregonLive.com | Equifax must pay $18.6 million after failing to fix Oregon woman’s credit report.

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