We wanted to update you on the current status of the Equifax litigation. All Equifax data breach lawsuits have been consolidated in one court, the Northern District of Georgia, in MDL #2800. MDL stands for multidistrict litigation, which means all Equifax cases will be in this one court, overseen by one judge, U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash. Decisions on leadership of the MDL are ongoing and after this is finalized, the judge will likely issue Orders regarding timelines and discovery.
What this means to you is, this litigation is likely to be a long process and we are just in the early stages of it. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
Who is District Judge Thomas Thrash? He is a Federal Judge appointed for life who recently handled the Home Depot Data Breach. That case was much smaller in size of people affected but District Judge Thomas Thrash quickly lead both parties to a settlement without much litigation. We are hoping this very similar case will be handled the same.
During this time, please keep us informed of any changes in your contact information, or if you experience any identity theft, please contact us immediately. We expect this type of information could be a factor in the value of your case. You may reach us at the phone number listed above, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate the opportunity to represent you.
CEO of Bailey & Galyen