Sep 23, 2017

Equifax faces first lawsuit from a credit union

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Summit Credit Union, a small Wisconsin credit union, is suing Equifax, which could be the first instance of a "financial institution attempting to preemptively recoup losses," according to the Washington Post.

Summit says they'll lose profits as a result of the Equifax breach because customers won't want to, or will be unable to, use their credit cards. In the class-action lawsuit, Summit says they will "have to bear the cost" of reissuing credit cards and more.

Despite rumors that Equifax wouldn't allow consumers to pursue a class-action lawsuit due to their terms of use, an Equifax spokesperson told Axios: "We will not apply any arbitration clause of class action waiver against consumers."

Why it matters: Equifax "has a close relationship with banks and mortgage lenders," and this breach will have an impact on that relationship.

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Biden formally secures Democratic presidential nomination

Joe Biden speaks at Delaware State University's student cente on June 5. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden became the formal Democratic presidential nominee on Friday evening, per AP.

The big picture: Biden has been the presumptive frontrunner to take on President Trump since Sen. Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign in early April.

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Scoop: German foreign minister to travel to Israel with warning on annexation

Heiko Maas. Photo: Michael Kappeler/picture alliance via Getty Images

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is expected to travel to Israel next week to warn that there will be consequences if Israeli leaders move forward with plans to annex parts of the West Bank, Israeli officials and European diplomats tell me.

Why it matters: Israeli and European officials agree that if Israel goes ahead with unilateral annexation, the EU will respond with sanctions.