Expedia Seeks Retrial After $55M Hotel Tax Judgment

Law360, Houston (May 3, 2013, 7:19 PM EDT) -- Expedia Inc., Hotels.com LP and nine others told a Texas federal judge Thursday that a $55 million class action judgment for underpaid hotel occupancy taxes was based on faulty evidence and an incorrect interpretation of the law, and asked for a new trial.

The 11 online booking companies, which also include Orbitz LLC, Priceline.com Inc. and Travelocity.com LP, said there was no evidence to support a jury's conclusion that they “control” hotels, triggering the tax, and that the judge misinterpreted ordinances of 173 cities claiming the...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.