Airlines Ask High Court To Review Post-Tax Price Rule For Ads

Law360, New York (November 30, 2012, 5:48 PM EST) -- Three airlines have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their challenge of a federal rule requiring prominent display of tax-included total airfare prices in advertisements, claiming it unconstitutionally limits their speech by keeping them from revealing the government's tax burden.

Spirit Airlines Inc., Allegiant Air LLC and Southwest Airlines Co. argue in a petition for writ of certiorari filed Nov. 21 that they have a First Amendment right to distinguish between their own prices and taxes, noting that firms in nearly every industry are able...
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