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Ga. Cities Win Class Cert. In Hotel Tax Evasion Suit

Law360 (March 22, 2011, 6:07 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Monday certified a class of 259 Georgia cities and counties in a suit accusing online travel companies including Expedia Inc., Orbitz Worldwide Inc. and Priceline.com Inc. of dodging local taxes through contracts with hotels.

Judge Harold L. Murphy of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia certified a class to pursue most of the claims asserted by the local governments, but refused to certify a class to bring a claim that contracts between the travel companies and hotels may...
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