Travelocity Wins Arbitration Fight In Price-Fixing MDL

Law360, New York (June 14, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge ruled Friday that plaintiffs in multidistrict antitrust litigation accusing online travel booking companies of colluding with hotel companies to set room prices must arbitrate their disputes against Travelocity.com LP under the terms of its user agreement.

U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle said that since consumers are required to assent to Travelocity's user agreement before making bookings, plaintiffs whose hotel bookings were placed from Feb. 4, 2010, onward are bound to a clause in the user agreement that requires arbitration for claims where the total amount in controversy is less than $10,000.

"Plaintiffs have produced no evidence...

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