Congress Turning Up The Heat On TJX

The U.S. House of Representatives has decided to turn up the heat on TJX, with plans now confirmed to hold a hearing on the TJX data breach in May.

Details are sketchy, with witness lists and an exact date within May still being finalized, but the House subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection has decided to indeed explore the circumstances surrounding the info theft. The class-action civil lawsuits against TJX are looking to go to trial in about a year (May 8, 2008), with the discovery process about six months away. Will the Congressional testimony offer any nuggets of gold for plaintiff counsel? About 100 lawyers certainly hope so.