It turns out that if you want to sue Equifax, you can do so without involving a lawyer.
The creator, Joshua Browder, originally developed the chatbot to help people appeal against parking enforcement tickets. But now it’s looking to take on the big one and sue Equifax for its colossal breach.
Still, chatting with the bot on a friendly blue screen can help take the guesswork out of small claims court procedures. All you have to do is state your name and address and it generates eight pages of lawsuit documentation in PDF form for you to print and file. Equifax seems like it’s going to put up a fight, so help in the form of chatbots can’t hurt. Peter Vogel, a trial and transactional lawyer in Texas, says, “I believe that Equifax will fight class action lawsuits [and] small claims courts actions. That does not mean that Equifax will prevail, but ... given the scope of the 143 million individuals, it strikes me that Equifax will want to make this as complicated as possible for consumers.”