Judge Sanctions Expedia In Employment Case

Law360, New York (August 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After failing to comply with an order compelling discovery in a discrimination case brought by a former employee, online travel agent Expedia Inc. has been slapped with sanctions by a district court judge.

In a ruling handed down Thursday, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington ordered Expedia to pay Allyson Henry $16,092.50 in fees and expenses. The court also struck the travel company's affirmative defense of “after-acquired evidence,” in which the company claimed that Henry's allegations were based on misconduct that occurred...
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