Suing State Farm and Choicepoint
July 16, 2007
An Alabama law firm has filed a suit against State Farm and Choicepoint for having wrongfully reported an insured as having been in an accident thereby affecting her credit. I say it is about time someone hold the big corporations accountable for their willy nilly reporting of facts (true or false) to credit bureaus.
We recently filed a lawsuit against Choicepoint (and State Farm) for putting and keeping false information related to a wreck on our Alabama client’s credit report. We don’t normally think of car wrecks as having anything to do with credit reports but credit reporting agencies such as Choicepoint do track this information. When the information is wrong, it can have serious consequences. Often insurance companies pull a Choicepoint report when deciding what rates to charge and whether you qualify for insurance. An error on your report can be very costly and frustrating.
We have previously mentioned about Choicepoint related to identity theft and insurance related matters but given the number of recent contacts by Alabama consumers who have been frustrated and hurt by Choicepoint, we thought it might be wise to mention our lawsuit against Choicepoint.