Jessamyn wins surprise judgement against Equifax! June 13, 2018 3:13 PM   Subscribe

An intensely satisfying little coda to all that.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:18 PM on June 13 [8 favorites]

I just want to say that were it not for the useful advice from vignettist I got from MeFi way back when I missed my original court date, I would not have done this thing. Thanks MeFi.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 3:19 PM on June 13 [33 favorites]

the look on Jessamyn's face on the twitter pic they used for the article could not be more perfect in this context!
posted by ipsative at 3:21 PM on June 13

jessamyn is boss. Do not mess with that woman. More power to the librarians.
posted by adamvasco at 3:26 PM on June 13 [2 favorites]

this link is at the top of Hacker News at the moment!
posted by gen at 3:28 PM on June 13 [2 favorites]

Hooray for jessamyn! Hooray for claims both small and large! Hooray for vignettist! Hooray for Metatalktail Hour!
posted by duffell at 3:31 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]

posted by Secretariat at 3:36 PM on June 13

Stickin' it to th' MAN. Heck--I say, heck yeah.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 4:15 PM on June 13

this link is at the top of Hacker News at the moment!

methinks the techbros misread the first word as “libertarian”
posted by scruss at 4:28 PM on June 13 [12 favorites]

Hooray! So pleased to see this.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 4:29 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]

So awesome. Way to go, Jessamyn.
posted by chococat at 4:42 PM on June 13

I could tolerate the use of what appear to be en dashes for the "49–year–old," 'cause everyone makes mistakes, but then they used one for "tech–savy" and I had to walk away. Oh, and cool thing you did there.
posted by Stanczyk at 4:52 PM on June 13 [2 favorites]

This is so rad. Go, Jessamyn! Yet another thing that makes you an excellent fucking role model.
posted by heyho at 4:58 PM on June 13

Wicked awesome and I want to hear the Greyhound story!
posted by yes I said yes I will Yes at 5:07 PM on June 13

Wicked awesome and I want to hear the Greyhound story!

Wasn't me, was just pissed off about how they're letting Border Patrol get on their buses and harass people. They should stop.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 5:08 PM on June 13 [6 favorites]

Now for the class action lawsuit!

I want my $600!
posted by cjorgensen at 5:14 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]

Meet the librarian who took down Equifax!

Congrats, Jessamyn. Keep fighting the good fights, great and small.
posted by Salient at 5:54 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]

Woo hoo!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 7:16 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]

Fuck yeah.
posted by rmd1023 at 7:44 PM on June 13

Rock ON, Jessamyn! 🤘
posted by Samizdata at 9:28 PM on June 13

Yay! This is great.
posted by ellieBOA at 10:04 PM on June 13

Wow!! Good going!
posted by greermahoney at 10:53 PM on June 13

Amazing. The tweet with that perfect picture of the courthouse … ahhhh, I love it!
posted by iamkimiam at 11:15 PM on June 13 [2 favorites]

Awesome possum!
posted by Fizz at 6:18 AM on June 14

You are a goddamn national treasure, Jessamyn.
posted by Grandysaur at 9:49 AM on June 14

Gizmodo (via Krebs on Security)!
posted by WCityMike at 12:00 PM on June 14 [1 favorite]

Well done, jessamyn. Huzzah!
posted by homunculus at 11:00 PM on June 14

Yay Jessamyn! Rock on!
posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer at 9:05 AM on June 15

“I’m a civics nerd. I’m a justice of the peace. It’s all very ‘Vermonty,’” she said.

Love this so much. More power to the civics nerds.

Great job, jessamyn. Cheers!
posted by lazaruslong at 10:06 AM on June 15


posted by poffin boffin at 10:15 AM on June 15 [1 favorite]

West didn’t expect Equifax to bother to put in an appearance during a May court date. The Atlanta-based company, one of the country’s “Big Three” credit ratings agencies, reported $3.4 billion in revenue for 2017, up 7 percent from 2016.

But someone did show up.

West described the company representative, who had been flown into the state, as a “surprisingly nice and friendly” paralegal, who, between the courtroom proceedings, chatted with her about novel-to-him Vermont experiences, including the state’s craft beers and dirt roads.

“I expected someone in a suit who did not have a sense of humor about having to come to Vermont,” she said. “Instead I got this guy.”

Someone is writing a treatment for this as we speak.
posted by mecran01 at 11:18 AM on June 15 [3 favorites]

Jessamyn wins surprise judgement against Equifax!

...reads one of the Chance Cards in a new MeFiopoly set we should totally make.
posted by Celsius1414 at 2:31 PM on June 15 [7 favorites]

posted by lazuli at 5:37 PM on June 15

posted by fingersandtoes at 1:18 PM on June 18

From the article:

“I’m not even the little guy,” she said. “I’m the microscopic, can’t-even-see-me, speck of dust guy.”


(What I mean by that LOL is that Jessamyn is definitely not that. Jessamyn is a force to be reckoned with, disguised as a "microscopic, can't-even-see-me, speck of dust guy.")
posted by foxjacket at 7:22 AM on June 19 [1 favorite]

That's great to hear! Glad it worked out.
posted by vignettist at 4:10 PM on June 19 [1 favorite]

Thank you -- my mom took it and it's my stock media photo even though it was taken several years ago.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 7:18 AM on June 21 [2 favorites]

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