Suit Claims Amtrak Commission Deal Is Anti-Competitive

Law360, New York (February 5, 2014, 7:17 PM EST) -- A travel package tour operator claims Amtrak and a booking agency violated antitrust laws by paying a rival company a commission on ticket sales while cutting others out of the market, according to a suit filed in Illinois federal court Wednesday. 

VBR Tours LLC, also known as Vacations By Rail, claims that under a contract, Amtrak agreed to pay Yankee Leisure Group Inc. a 19 percent commission on the sale of railway tickets while eliminating the commission paid to other companies, in violation of the the...
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