Hilton, Expedia Reservations A Veil For Price-Fixing: Suit

Law360, New York (August 20, 2012, 8:46 PM EDT) -- Online travel outfits like Expedia Inc. and Priceline.com Inc. conspired with hotel companies including Marriott International Inc. and Hilton Worldwide Inc. to deceive consumers, fix room prices and stifle competition in the online reservations market, a putative class action filed in California federal court Monday alleged.

The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of two consumers who bought online hotel room reservations and said they overpaid as a result of the defendants' collusion, said that the online retailers' “price match guarantees” were just a smokescreen for...
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