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Consumer alleges Equifax, TASC's alleged failure to mark account as disputed caused harm

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By Carrie Bradon | Jun 11, 2019


MARSHALL – A credit bureau and a debt collector are alleged to have caused harm to a Texas woman by failing to mark an account as disputed on her credit report.

Teresa Rogers filed a complaint on in the Marshall Division for the Eastern District of Texas against Rajk Fry LLC, doing business as TASC, and Equifax Information Services LLC alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The plaintiff alleges TASC attempted to collect an alleged debt from her. The plaintiff alleges she sent a dispute letter on Feb. 13, 2018, to Equifax regarding the account with TASC and on April 27, 2018, the plaintiff's representative sent another dispute. 

On Oct. 26, 2018, the plaintiff alleges she received an updated credit file from Equifax and TASC updated the account info in August 2018 but TASC failed to update and mark the account as disputed. The plaintiff alleges she suffered actual harm through credit denials and the defendants' false credit reporting.

The plaintiff is seeking actual and punitive damages, costs, attorneys' fees and other relief deemed fit as well as a trial by jury. The plaintiff is represented by Gregory M. Klote, Gregory S. Motil and Joel S. Halvorsen of Halvorsen Klote in St. Louis, Missouri.

Marshall Division for the Eastern District of Texas case number 2:19-CV-00175

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