Fee Suit Against HomeAway Should Be Trimmed, Judge Says

Law360 (April 17, 2018, 10:08 PM EDT) -- A magistrate judge told a Texas federal court Tuesday that HomeAway Inc.’s bid to toss a proposed class action over fees charged to consumers seeking properties on the travel website should be partially granted, agreeing that a revised breach of contract claim is no different from the previous claim the court rejected.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Lane recommended that the district court grant in part and deny in part HomeAway’s motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim, saying the court had previously rejected the property owners’ theory that a new “traveler fee” was a breach of the website’s terms...

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