Expedia Can't Trim Claims In Hotels' False Ad Suit

Law360, New York (October 12, 2017, 2:27 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge ruled Wednesday that a pair of hotels provided enough evidence to survive a dismissal bid from Expedia in a suit accusing the company of luring in customers with false advertisements and then diverting them to make reservations at places where it gets a cut.

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said that Buckeye Tree Lodge and Sequoia Village LLC and The Mansion on O Street had offered more than enough proof of Expedia's allegedly fraudulent scheme, rejecting attempts by the travel booking site and its affiliates to trim the suit by limiting the claims to the websites, search...

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