Expedia, Priceline Get Dismissals In Ill. Towns' Tax Suit

Law360, New York (March 14, 2014, 6:47 PM EDT) -- A group of Illinois towns suing Expedia Inc. and other online travel companies over underpaid hotel taxes cannot proceed with some of their claims because they are limited to the statutory remedies under their respective ordinances, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.

The towns allege that the travel companies bundle their costs to mask that they charge customers more than the amount for which they pay hotel taxes. But the judge sided with the travel companies, who in September argued that the towns should be limited...
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