Multidistrict litigation related to the massive data security breach that took place earlier this year at Atlanta-based credit bureau Equifax will be adjudicated in the company’s hometown, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation announced Wednesday.

The panel has assigned the cases to U.S. District Chief Judge Thomas Thrash Jr., a veteran of MDL including the Home Depot data security breach MDL that compromised personal and financial data of an estimated 56 million customers in 2014.

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