Equifax Breach

The Massachusetts attorney general filed the nation’s first state-initiated lawsuit Tuesday against Equifax for the data breach that compromised the personal information of more than 143 million Americans, including 3 million Massachusettsans. On Wednesday meanwhile a group of small business owners brought their own federal class action in Atlanta, saying the high cost they pay for credit reports makes dealing with the breach a “double whammy.”

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Houston Residents Blame City for Dam-Related Flooding

A week after Hurricane Harvey saturated Houston with historic rainfall and as neighborhoods in the western part of the city are still underwater, residents claim in a class action that governmental mismanagement of two dams is to blame for the flooding that’s forced them to evacuate their homes.

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