5th Circ. Revives Golf Voucher Antitrust Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (September 27, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Tuesday ruled that a Gulf Coast hotel trade group could pursue antitrust claims in federal court against a Mississippi golf course association over competing voucher programs, reversing a lower court’s dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

“[T]he issue here turns on the competition for out-of-state tourism dollars between two voucher consortiums,” U.S. Circuit Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod wrote in her decision that the lawsuit alleged a sufficient connection to interstate commerce. “To be sure, the hotel association’s complaint here — even...
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