Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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A woman has sued her bank and Equifax in an effort to correct reports that she is dead. The woman from the St. Louis area said that because of her deceased status she has been turned down for a credit card and twice denied refinancing on her mortgage, as reported in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the ABA Journal and Wall Street Journal Law Blog.
She says she has repeatedly asked the bank and Equifax to fix the error, to no avail. The suit claims a violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which allows recovery of damages, lawsuit costs, and statutory penalties of up to $1,000 per violation.