"Upstate judge tosses out suit against credit agencies" represented by Billy Wilkins The Greenville News July 9, 2009
Nexsen Pruet attorney Billy Wilkins is interviewed for an article in The Greenville News entitled "Upstate judge tosses out suit against credit agencies."
Reporter Eric Conner interviewed Wilkins after a federal judge "tossed out a class action lawsuit against the nation's top three credit reporting agencies — a legal action that the judge said had involved a request for as much as $4 billion in damages." U.S. District Court Judge Ross Anderson granted summary judgment to the defendants in cases against Experian Information Solutions Inc., Equifax Information Services LLC and TransUnion LLC.
Wilkins represented Experian in the case and argued for the three defendants. He told The Greenville News that there was a lot at stake. “Had we not been successful, the result would have been devastating to the defendants, " said Wilkins.
Wilkins is former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and former Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission. He leads Nexsen Pruet’s White-Collar Crime, Appellate Advocacy and Corporate Compliance/Crisis Management practices and serves clients through his work in the firm’s Business Litigation Group.