Wyndham Data Ruling Delayed By FTC Commish's Comments

Law360, New York (January 02, 2014, 4:57 PM ET) -- A New Jersey federal judge last week delayed her highly anticipated ruling on Wyndham Worldwide Corp.'s bid to escape a data security suit by the Federal Trade Commission, in light of one commissioner's recent congressional testimony about the scope of the agency's unfairness authority.

In a Dec. 27 order, U.S. District Judge Esther Salas directed the commission and hotel chain to submit by Jan. 21 a supplemental, joint letter-brief addressing remarks Commissioner Joshua D. Wright made during a hearing held by the House Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade...
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