3 Things To Know About Supreme Court's Hotels.com Case

Law360 (January 11, 2021, 7:39 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear San Antonio's challenge to Fifth Circuit precedent that district courts have no discretion in assigning appeals bond costs, an opinion the city argues places the Fifth Circuit on the wrong side of a "lopsided" circuit split.

The justices agreed Friday to review argument from San Antonio and more than 170 other Texas municipalities that the Fifth Circuit was wrong in approving a Texas federal judge's award of $2.2 million in appeal bond costs in favor of Hotels.com LP and about a dozen other online travel companies.

The Fifth Circuit in May affirmed the...

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