Expedia, Travel Cos. Can't Get New Trial In $55M Tax Case

Law360, New York (February 21, 2014, 5:39 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Thursday refused to grant a new trial in a class action that awarded $55 million to Texas cities alleging Expedia Inc. and several other online travel companies underpaid hotel occupancy taxes, saying there weren't any grave errors in the trial.

In May, Expedia and 10 other companies said there wasn't any evidence to to support a jury's conclusion that they "control" hotels and also said the court misinterpreted ordinances within the 173 cities participating in the class action, but U.S. District...
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