In September of 2017, Equifax announced it experienced a data breach, which impacted the personal information of approximately 147 million people. A federal court is considering a proposed class action settlement submitted on July 22, 2019, that, if approved by the Court, would resolve lawsuits brought by consumers after the data breach. Equifax denies any wrongdoing, and no judgment or finding of wrongdoing has been made.
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If you feel you have been wrongly treated, here are state and federal resources on filing complaints. Local police departments also deal with complaints and have forms. Do your homework first! Read through a topic!
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The risk: A contractor gets injured while working on your property.
Reduce your risk: Make sure anyone working in your home is licensed and has both liability insurance and workers’ compensation covering themselves and their employees. Make sure that any subcontractors hired also have adequate insurance. --from Consumer Reports Online.
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