DC Circ. Affirms Consumer Fraud Suit Win For Marriott

Law360, New York (June 2, 2010, 5:48 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a win for Marriott International Inc. in a putative class action over the hotel chain's pricing and exchange rate practices at Russian hotels, saying the plaintiffs lacked standing to sue in federal court because they did not qualify as consumers under District of Columbia law.

Washington's Consumer Protection Procedures Act, under which lead plaintiff Britt A. Shaw filed suit in 2005, protects goods or services purchased for personal reasons rather than business purposes, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court...
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