Lawyers in Equifax Data Breach Case Want Material Surrendered to Congress

Attorneys suing Atlanta-based credit bureau Equifax in a massive class action stemming from the firm’s 2017 data breach want documents and witness statements the company turned over to Congress, reports. Plaintiffs counsel is seeking the information because the rules in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia generally preclude discovery until after a judge has ruled on motions to dismiss. As a result, once defendant parties move to dismiss a case, little or no discovery occurs until after the court rules. The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released a majority report Tuesday that concluded the data breach that exposed personal and financial data of an estimated 148 million consumers was preventable.
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