Equifax Lawsuit

This July 21, 2012, file photo shows a sign at the corporate headquarters of Equifax Inc. in Atlanta. A Florida woman has sued Equifax claiming she was denied a car loan because of a 130-point mistake she says was part of a larger group of credit score errors the ratings agency made last spring due to a coding problem. The potential class-action lawsuit was filed in federal court in Atlanta.

Equifax, the second-biggest global credit bureau, was hit with a proposed class-action lawsuit after a report that it provided inaccurate credit scores on millions of U.S. consumers looking for loans.

The suit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Atlanta, alleges violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The lead plaintiff in the suit is a Florida woman who alleges she was forced to take a less-favorable auto loan in April as a result of an inaccurate credit score. The suit says she’s now paying about $150 a month extra.

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