More than 140 million Americans were affected by a data breach at Equifax, and the company took more than a month to inform people that the breach had happened and that their personal data may have been disclosed to unauthorised third parties.
If you were one of the 44 percent of Americans that has been affected by the breach, then you may want to sue Equifax for negligence. The maximum damages that can be awarded varies from state to state, with some states offering damages of up to $2,500 while others are allowing up to $25,000. If you decide to sue Equifax then you should apply for the maximum damages. In addition to suing in the small claims court, there is also the option to take part in a class action lawsuit.