Bill to Provide Victims of Identity Theft with Additional Remedies

Published Date: 
February 12, 2009

A bill (S2175) concerning victims of identity theft was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 26, 2009. The bill would provide victims of identity theft with additional remedies of reasonable attorneys’ fees, expenses and other litigation costs associated with the following: (1) clearing an identity theft victim’s credit history or credit rating; and (2) satisfying any debt, lien, or other obligation the victim incurred as a result of the defendant's actions. 

Note: This article was published in the February 2009 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority.