High Court Won't Hear Travel Agent Fee Appeal

Law360, New York (January 10, 2011, 4:08 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the case of travel agencies that claim nearly two dozen major airlines conspired to limit travel agent commissions.

The high court denied a petition for writ of certiorari filed by 49 travel agencies seeking to overturn an October 2009 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that found the agencies failed to “plausibly suggest a prior illegal agreement” by major air carriers that lowered the base commissions they paid to travel agents....
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