Mark William Thomas et al. v. Equifax Information Services, LLC, Case No. 3:18-cv-00684-MHL

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

If You had a Tax Lien or Civil Judgment on Your Equifax Credit Report
You Could Be Affected by a Class Action Settlement

Important Dates
September 6, 2019 – Deadline to Object to the Settlement.
September 6, 2019 – Deadline to Object to Attorneys' Fees and Service Awards.
September 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. – Fairness Hearing date.
September 13, 2019 – Date of Final Approval.
December 31, 2021 – Claim Filing Deadline.

You could be affected by a class action lawsuit against Equifax involving the reporting of certain public record information on Equifax credit reports. Equifax agreed to settle litigation claiming it included inaccurate information about the disposition (or description) of tax liens and civil judgments on its credit reports. Equifax denies that it did anything wrong.

You may have received a summary notice of this lawsuit by publication. The full notice is available by viewing the Long Form Notice. Please read the Notice carefully, as it explains the lawsuit and your legal rights.



If the Settlement is approved, you will benefit from the proposed Settlement. Equifax will stop reporting civil judgments and tax liens for a period of time. You will not release your individual claims unless you accept a payment from Equifax, but you will not be able to sue Equifax on a class action basis for the claims at issue in the Settlement.

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You can write to the Court about why you do not like the proposed Settlement. Objections to the proposed Settlement must be submitted by September 6, 2019. Objections to any Motion for attorneys’ fees or service awards must be submitted by September 6, 2019.

Click here for more information on objecting the Settlement.
September 6, 2019

Submit a Request for an ADR Payment

If the Settlement is approved, you may be eligible to submit a request for an automatic payment of $1,500 if you suffered an adverse action because of Equifax’s inaccurate reporting of a judgment or tax lien. If you choose to accept the payment, you will be required to sign a release of claims against Equifax.

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Click here to submit a Claim Form online.

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December 31, 2021

Please do not send any questions about the Settlement to the Court or the Clerk’s office.
They are not permitted to answer your questions.