HoJo, Wyndham Settle Phone Privacy Class Action For $1.5M

Law360, New York (April 27, 2015, 1:12 PM EDT) -- Howard Johnson International Inc. and Wyndham Hotel Group LLC have agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a  class action accusing the hotel chains of surreptitiously recording customer phone calls in violation of California’s Privacy Act, according to a court filing Friday.

Attorneys for plaintiff Loren Stone asked U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez to preliminarily sign off on the $1.5 million settlement that would close out Stone’s February 2012 putative class action accusing Howard Johnson and Wyndham of recording calls to the hotel chains’ reservation line without telling the customers or getting their consent.

“Rather than needlessly expend both party...

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