SAN DIEGO — A San Diego County man has filed a class action lawsuit against Equifax, alleging violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Albert Louis Fried filed a complaint on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated Sept. 26 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Equifax Inc. and Does 1-100, alleging they breached their duties of good faith and fair dealing.

According to the complaint, Fried and other similarly situated consumers have suffered and will continue to suffer injuries from the defendants' lapse in security to protect consumers. The suit says the defendants provided means for intruders to access their computer network and take consumers’ sensitive personal identifying information. 

Fried alleges the defendants failed to protect plaintiffs' confidential information, failed to discover its computer systems were vulnerable to attack and failed to timely and accurately provide notice of the breach.

Fried seeks trial by jury, certify the case as a class action, injunctive relief, compensatory, consequential, incidental, statutory and punitive damages, restitution, disgorgement, attorney fees, court costs, expenses, interest, and fall relief the court allows. He is is represented by attorneys William T. Payne and Joseph N. Kravec Jr. of Feinstein Doyle Payne & Kravec LLC in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 17-C-01955

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