Marriott Backs Down On Mandatory Arbitration Deal

By on December 26, 2018

December 26, 2018

Following the Marriott hotel data breach, which exposed around 500 million current and former customers, the company offered victims a free one-year subscription to a fraud monitoring service called WebWatcher, from security firm Kroll. There was a catch though. To get the service, you had to agree to stay out of any lawsuits pertaining to the matter. On December 6, a class action lawsuit against the company was filed by attorneys from Edelson PC, the formidable Chicago-based plaintiff firm.. That web monitoring deal, according to the complaint is “an underhanded attempt to induce putative class members to waive and limit their legal rights.” A few days later, according to an Edelson court filing, Marriott appeared to have backed down on the WebWatcher sign-up conditions.

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