Via America’s Lawyer: The wait is over for people who had their data leaked by Equifax and those who were affected by the data breach can submit their information to receive a check for $125. Farron Cousins fills in for Mike Papantonio on this episode of America’s Lawyer.

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And finally tonight, some good news. The wait is over for people who had their data leaked by Equifax and those who were affected by the data breach can submit their information to receive a check for $125. While there is criticism about the size of the settlement, when compared to the number of people affected, which was roughly 147 million Americans, the fact of the matter is that major settlements like this are rare and there is money waiting to be sent out right now. And if you aren’t sure if you qualify for the settlement, just go online to equifaxbreachsettlement.com enter your information. That site’s going to tell you if your data was leaked and then how to claim your part of the settlement.

And that’s all for tonight. You can find us on Facebook @facebook.com/rtamericaslawyer. Also follow us on Twitter @americaslawyer and you can watch RT America programs on Direct TV, Channel 321 and stream live at youtube.com/rtamerica. I’m Farron cousins, and this is America’s Lawyer, where every week we tell you the stories that corporate media is ordered, not to tell because their advertisers won’t let them. Have a great.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced