Written: November 22, 2017

National class action lawsuit filed in Atlanta against Equifax

A national class action lawsuit filed against Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) claims that criminals have started using the information gleaned from July’s massive consumer data breach.

The Washington Post reports that a lawsuit, Allen et al v. Equifax, filed in Atlanta pulls together dozens of individual complaints from consumers in all 50 states plus Washington D.C., and “suggests that cybercriminals aren’t wasting time using the Social Security numbers, credit card accounts, driver’s license numbers and other sensitive personal information they siphoned out of the credit bureau’s reputedly secure databases on 145.5 million Americans,” writes columnist Kenneth R. Harney.

Harney reports that the suit intends to create a single giant class-action suit against the Atlanta-based credit reporting agency. Georgia resident Robert Huntis among the individuals reportedly apart of the lawsuit, claiming that multiple “unauthorized mortgages” have been applied for using his stolen information.

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Popular West Midtown development sells for almost $130 million

Westside Provisions District, the redevelopment of early 20th century warehouses into a mix of restaurants, stores and loft offices, has sold for close to $130 million, according to people familiar with the deal.

Jamestown L.P. and Clarion Partners LLC formed a joint venture to own and manage Westside Provisions, the 261,742-square-foot project that has turned Howell Mill into a main street for West Midtown neighborhoods and center of the community.

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