Judge Wary Of Wyndham Bid To Nix FTC Data Security Suit

Law360, Newark (November 7, 2013, 8:47 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge appeared poised to allow the Federal Trade Commission to proceed with its closely watched data security suit against Wyndham Worldwide Corp. during a hearing Thursday in which she contested the notion that the agency lacked the proper statutory authority and directed the parties to move forward with discovery.

At an oral argument session that lasted more than four hours, the hotel chain pushed U.S. District Judge Esther Salas to nix the regulator's complaint on a variety of grounds, including that Section...
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