Articles tagged “lawsuits”

Trump Fails to Get Lawsuit Dismissed About Improper Profits From His D.C. Hotel

Trump Fails to Get Lawsuit Dismissed About Improper Profits From His D.C. Hotel

Andrew Harris, Bloomberg

We can't all be winners, President Trump. And we can't have any elected officials in office who are profiting from their outside businesses in allegedly unethical ways.

3 weeks ago

Ryanair Files U.S. Lawsuit Against Expedia Over Screen-Scraping

Ryanair Files U.S. Lawsuit Against Expedia Over Screen-Scraping

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Ryanair says it gets 99 percent of its bookings from its website in a distribution model that has some parallels to how Southwest Airlines does business. Expedia doesn't offer Southwest's flights to consumers, but apparently thinks it can get away with scraping the website of a foreign airline, Ryanair.com.

2 months ago

Uber Settles Waymo Driverless Car Lawsuit for $245 Million

Uber Settles Waymo Driverless Car Lawsuit for $245 Million

Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg

Uber likely averted an even bigger toll on the company with this settlement. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi had to untangle this mess, and he will probably be embroiled in undoing other Uber past transgressions over the next couple of years.

2 months ago

Federal Judge to Hear Travel Ban Preliminary Injunction Motions

Federal Judge to Hear Travel Ban Preliminary Injunction Motions

Associated Press

The third Trump travel ban is being challenged on multiple fronts, and the whole thing will be heading toward the U.S. Supreme Court again.

6 months ago

Uber’s Self-Inflicted Woes Have Created a Wave of Legal Challenges

Uber’s Self-Inflicted Woes Have Created a Wave of Legal Challenges

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Uber's new CEO may or may not be able to get the brand past its multiple challenges. The truth is, the previous CEO was never going to get Uber past them because his successes were so closely tied to the issues that are now causing it so much trouble.

6 months ago

HNA Group Must Answer Questions About Collapse of Its Booking Startup Travana

HNA Group Must Answer Questions About Collapse of Its Booking Startup Travana

Tiffany Kary, Bloomberg

Travana's quiet implosion was one of the stranger stories in travel this year and it will likely get stranger.

9 months ago

A Brief Summary of Uber’s No Good Very Bad Year

A Brief Summary of Uber’s No Good Very Bad Year

Associated Press

And it is only May.

11 months ago

The Eagles Sue a Hotel California for Having the Same Name as Their Old Hit Song

The Eagles Sue a Hotel California for Having the Same Name as Their Old Hit Song

Associated Press

Since this hotel has been making this connection for decades without issue, we hope this doesn't mean the Eagles are opening up a chain of Hotel California-themed hotels.

12 months ago

Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Triggers Legal Challenges Anew

Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Triggers Legal Challenges Anew

Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg

Critics of Trump's initial travel ban have gone to court over the second one, as well. Plaintiffs include Washington, Hawaii and New York states. Some of the basic tenets of the first one remain intact and others are gone. It will be up to the courts to decide this one, too.

1 year ago

TUI Group in the Spotlight Following Tunisia Beach Attack Verdict

TUI Group in the Spotlight Following Tunisia Beach Attack Verdict

Alistair Smout, Reuters

Although the inquiry judge rejected a finding of "neglect" against TUI, the company is set to face further legal scrutiny from a case brought by some of the victims' families.

1 year ago

Expedia Calls Trump’s Travel Ban ‘Detrimental to Business’ in New Lawsuit

Expedia Calls Trump’s Travel Ban ‘Detrimental to Business’ in New Lawsuit

Dennis Schaal, Skift

From a financial standpoint, President Trump's executive order temporarily blocking travel to the U.S. from the seven countries is going to cost money for Expedia and other travel companies. That's just the dollars and euros part of it -- the moral and legal issues loom large, as well.

1 year ago

The First Lawsuit Against President Trump Is Over His Hotel Business

The First Lawsuit Against President Trump Is Over His Hotel Business

Bernard Condon and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press

The travel industry has always wanted to have one of its best in a position of power in government. We're still waiting.

1 year ago