FTC's Brill Steps Away From LabMD Data Security Suit

Law360, New York (January 2, 2014, 8:18 PM EST) -- Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill recently recused herself from a closely watched data security case against LabMD Inc., following accusations by the medical testing laboratory that references to the suit in a pair of her speeches demonstrate that she cannot render an impartial decision on the matter.

Although she characterized the laboratory's motion to disqualify her as "without merit," Brill said in a Dec. 24 statement that she would recuse herself from further participation in the administrative action due to her concern that full adjudication of the disqualification bid would "likely create an undue distraction from the important issues" raised in...

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