Plaintiffs’ attorneys in the Equifax Data Breach litigation will seek documents related to a government report while arguing the Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss in court today. The report released earlier this week by the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform places blame on Equifax for its role in the massive 2017 data breach. According to the article “Lawyers in Equifax Data Breach Case Want Material Surrendered to Congress” published on Dec. 13, 2018, by ALM.com, the report “concluded the data breach that exposed personal and financial data of an estimated 148 million consumers was preventable.”
Plaintiffs’ lawyers filed a motion Wednesday asking for the materials Equifax provided the government. On Friday, they will argue that the information contained in the 96-page majority report should be made available despite the court’s standard discovery rules. “Plaintiffs counsel is seeking the information because the rules in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia generally preclude discovery until after a judge has ruled on motions to dismiss. As a result, once defendant parties move to dismiss a case, little or no discovery occurs until after the court rules,” the article states.
Attorneys, including DLC Partner Amy Keller who is Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead Counsel in the case, will argue the motions before Chief Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. in what is expected to be a daylong hearing on the pending claims.
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