(MoneyWatch) Oregon resident Julie Miller tried very hard, for two solid years, to get Atlanta-based Equifax Corp. to correct errors in her credit report she discovered when she was was turned down for a loan in 2009. When the company failed to correct the errors, she sued and won a multimillion judgment.

The verdict puts credit reporting agencies on notice that a failure to follow the dictates of the Fair Credit Reporting Act could have costly consequences, says Justin Baxter, Miller's attorney. "Juries across the country have been returning multimillion-dollar verdicts like this," Baxter said.

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