Judge Tosses Starwood Hotel Customer's Data Breach Suit

By Joyce Hanson (June 29, 2017, 9:04 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday tossed a proposed class action against Starwood Hotels alleging the hotelier did not timely report a data breach of customer information, saying that the customer who sued did not respond adequately to a request for more information.

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel dismissed without prejudice lead plaintiff Paul Dugas' second amended complaint against Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., ruling that the San Diego resident failed to respond to three deficiencies in his pleading and address the court's concerns over whether it has original jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act.

The first deficiency,...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!