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Was your personal information compromised by Equifax?

You may be entitled to compensation for Equifax’s failure to adequately protect your sensitive information.

DO YOU QUALIFY?

Equifax is one of the three largest credit-reporting firms in the U.S. You qualify if your information was compromised during the recent data breach of an estimated 143 million accounts.  According to Equifax, the breach lasted from mid-May through July 2017.  Hackers were able to access sensitive information from Equifax, including Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, drivers’ license numbers, and credit card numbers on borrowers whose credit histories Equifax researched and reported on for lenders. Have you taken out a car loan, home equity loan, or mortgage or applied for a credit card recently?   Have you obtained a credit report or has anyone ordered a credit report on you?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, there is a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed through the data breach at Equifax.  Your sensitive data likely is at risk and you could be subject to having your identity stolen due to Equifax’s in failing to adequately protect your sensitive information.  As a result of this data breach of Equifax’s database, you could face years of financial loss and hardship trying to restore your good credit history.

Glade Voogt Lord & Smith has experienced class action litigators, including former federal prosecutors and in-house compliance counsel, to protect your rights through the filing of a class action against Equifax.  Our firm has obtained favorable class action settlements on behalf of classes and in multi-plaintiff and mass tort cases, as well as having successfully defended against meritless class actions. Having this rounded experience enables us to sharpen our focus and better anticipate the opposing side’s arguments and strategies, and to view issues from every angle.

There is no cost or fee to you in joining this case. You will not incur any out-of-pocket costs. In the event we obtain a settlement from Equifax that provides benefits to class members, the court will decide a reasonable fee to be awarded to the class’ legal team from any settlement obtained.

If you suspect your personal data at Equifax may have been illegally accessed by hackers and would like a free consultation, you can reach one of our experienced class action lawyers by calling us at (303) 861-5300 or emailing us at info@gvlslaw.com. For more information go to the link below:

http://www.gvlslaw.com/resources/the-equifax-data-breach-the-facts-and-implications-for-consumers/

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Overview of Our Litigation, Class Action & Appeals Practice

You probably don’t relish the thought of litigation – bringing a lawsuit or defending against a lawsuit – but at times, it’s the only way to effectively resolve a dispute. Glade Voogt Lord & Smith’s litigators are experienced trial attorneys (with thousands of trials under their belts), and strong negotiators recognized for their courtroom successes and skillful representation of clients. We litigate cases in federal and state courts in Colorado, Florida, and Washington State, at both the trial and appellate levels, and in arbitration and administrative law forums. Our clients include large corporations, start-ups, and individuals, as well as not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations.

Our Litigation Expertise

Our experience includes:

  • Accountant and attorney malpractice cases
  • Civil and commercial litigation
    • Misappropriation of corporate or partnership opportunities, proprietary information or trade secrets
    • Claims of fraud
    • Interference with contracts
    • Unfair competition
    • Unfair business practices
  • Construction disputes
  • Employment law disputes
    • Wage claims
    • Discrimination
    • Confidentiality enforcement
  • Environmental litigation and mass torts
  • Fiduciary duty violations
  • Franchise or licensing disputes
  • Government contract claims and disputes
  • Insurance disputes
  • Real estate disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Whistleblower & qui tam claims
  • White collar criminal defense

Our civil litigation practice is remarkably broad for a smaller firm. From partnership disputes within a small business to multi-million dollar corporate litigation cases, including both civil and criminal cases, we have the expertise and trial experience to give you the advantage. In every case that we take on, we’ll fight for a fair settlement and/or prepare for vigorous courtroom representation. We approach each case recognizing its potential to go to trial, but with sensitivity to the economics and practicalities of each case. We also take full advantage of the increasingly prevalent forms of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.

Class Actions

A class action is a lawsuit where one or more plaintiffs file and prosecute the lawsuit on behalf of a larger group or “class.” Such actions allow courts to manage lawsuits that would otherwise be unmanageable if each class member (individuals who have suffered the same wrong at the hands of the defendant) were required to be joined in the lawsuit as a named plaintiff. However, whether you are an aggrieved consumer or an unjustly accused company, the stakes in any class action are high both in terms of potential payout (if you are the plaintiff) or adverse judgment (if you are the defendant).

Our experienced class action litigators and trial attorneys prosecute class action cases on behalf of plaintiffs and victims in both federal and state court in a wide range of matters, including:

  • Construction
  • Consumer Protection
  • Data Breaches
  • Employment Rights
  • Environmental
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investor Rights
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate

We have obtained significant judgments and settlements on behalf of classes, including in Jackson v. Unocal, the seminal Colorado Supreme Court case on class action certification in Colorado.

We also defend companies and organizations unjustly accused of violating state and federal regulations such as the Telephone Communications Protection Act (“TCPA”) and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). We have successfully won dismissal on behalf of individual and corporate clients in such matters at early stages (including on Motions to Dismiss and Motions for Summary Judgment) and have defeated class certification, where other defendants facing similar lawsuits have been forced to litigate through costly, burdensome discovery and other pretrial proceedings.

Appeals

An appeal is a request for a higher court to review a lower court’s decision. The appeals court reviews the record made in the trial court, and decides whether to affirm or to reverse the lower court’s decision based upon the written briefs and oral argument. The appellate attorneys at Glade Voogt Lord & Smith have handled numerous civil and criminal appeals on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal court, including before the U.S. Supreme Court. As a result, we are intricately familiar with the procedural rules (including time deadlines) uniquely applicable to an appellate practice and help clients navigate the appellate process. We have submitted numerous appellate briefs and argued a wide array of federal and state constitutional, statutory and common law matters successfully before the Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as before the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court.

Our Litigation, Class Action & Appeals Practice Attorneys

  • Eric J. Voogt, co-practice leader
  • James M. Lord, co-practice leader
  • Michael J. Glade
  • Frank Lopez
  • Kevin S. Neiman
  • Asher M.B. Ritmiller
  • Edward L. Shepyer

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