Ga. Judge Won't Revive Class Suit Against Travel Websites

Law360, New York (August 8, 2012, 6:04 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal judge on Wednesday rejected a group of 259 cities' request to reconsider a July order directing Expedia Inc. and other online travel companies to remit only certain taxes associated with room rentals in a class action accusing the companies of local tax evasion.

U.S. District Judge Harold L. Murphy dismissed most claims in the suit on July 9, ruling that the cities are not entitled to back taxes because the online travel companies are not considered innkeepers or hotel operators for the purposes...
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