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,...

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