Contested Equifax Data Breach Deal Gets Final Nod

By Allison Grande (December 20, 2019, 6:32 PM EST) -- A Georgia federal judge has granted final approval to a landmark data breach deal that requires Equifax to pay up to $425 million to consumers and $77.5 million in attorney fees, class counsel said Friday as one of the settlement's fiercest opponents vowed to appeal the decision to the Eleventh Circuit.  

U.S. District Thomas W. Thrash Jr. signed off on the plaintiffs' motion for final approval of the pact in an oral ruling from the bench during a hearing Thursday, counsel for the roughly 147 million consumers whose personal data was exposed in the 2017 breach confirmed. The deal attracted nearly...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!