Articles tagged “litigation”

Marriott Resort Fee Lawsuit Puts New Target on Long-Held Hotel Industry Practice

Marriott Resort Fee Lawsuit Puts New Target on Long-Held Hotel Industry Practice

Danni Santana, Skift

Do not think that this lawsuit only matters to Marriott. Competitors are keeping a close eye on the case, knowing they could be next. The industry has a big decision to make about how it charges amenity fees, if at all.

10 hours ago

Marriott Is Sued by D.C. as Hotel Resort Fees Come Under Renewed Fire

Marriott Is Sued by D.C. as Hotel Resort Fees Come Under Renewed Fire

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Resort fees are embedded into many hotels' business models, so it would take a lot to upend them. But the prospect is picking up a lot of momentum.

6 days ago

United Wins First Round in Expedia Dispute Over Fares

United Wins First Round in Expedia Dispute Over Fares

Dennis Schaal, Skift

United has leverage in its contract dispute with Expedia as each side maneuvers for position in the run-up to their contract expiration on September 30.

3 months ago

Expedia Files Lawsuit Against United Airlines in Contract Dispute

Expedia Files Lawsuit Against United Airlines in Contract Dispute

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It is relatively rare that contract disputes between online travel agencies and airlines reach the public domain unless they are at a breaking point. We'll undoubtedly hear more about this soon.

5 months ago

American Airlines and Expedia Quietly Settle Trademark Lawsuit

American Airlines and Expedia Quietly Settle Trademark Lawsuit

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It isn't clear precisely by what terms American Airlines and Expedia settled their trademark infringement lawsuit. What is known is that Expedia's Add-On Advantage program, the subject of the dispute, remains operational.

6 months ago

Expedia Faces Traveler Fee Lawsuit Alleging Tax Fraud and Racketeering

Expedia Faces Traveler Fee Lawsuit Alleging Tax Fraud and Racketeering

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Online travel agencies have been vehemently opposed to detailing the components of the taxes and fees they collect on prepaid hotel bookings because it would expose the wholesale rates they obtain from hotels and the markups that the booking sites impose. This lawsuit could potentially impose changes in Expedia's financial relationship with its affiliates.

7 months ago

Airbnb and Major Landlord Settle Lawsuit Over Subletting Violations

Airbnb and Major Landlord Settle Lawsuit Over Subletting Violations

Dennis Schaal , Skift

The Miami settlement could have broader implications for Airbnb when other big landlords take it to task for hosts violating their apartment leases. And, it isn't a bad thing for Airbnb to resolve its issues with various regulators and to erase some of these legal irritants when it will likely solicit investors for a 2019 initial public offering.

7 months ago

Disney’s Paris Operations Are a Target of French Tax Investigation

Disney’s Paris Operations Are a Target of French Tax Investigation

Gaspard Sebag, Bloomberg

This is a complicated case, but one thing is clear: Disney isn't happy French investigators raided its Paris offices, and authorities don't seem to care all that much about what the entertainment giant has to say.

8 months ago

Bird Rides Sues Beverly Hills Over Electric Scooter Ban

Bird Rides Sues Beverly Hills Over Electric Scooter Ban

Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg

Who controls the streets? Cars, buses, bikes, pedestrians, motorcycles, skateboards or scooters? It's a question perplexing big cities, as new business models and the sharing economy exert their influence. That's the underlying issue in Bird Rides Inc. v. City of Beverly Hills.

8 months ago

Hotels Missing Out on Federal Security Protections

Hotels Missing Out on Federal Security Protections

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

Many hotels, including some in Las Vegas, already have systems to monitor guests for security threats, especially after the MGM Resorts massacre in Sin City. They could probably do more to get certified for federal protections.

11 months ago

Airbnb Is Funding a Host’s Lawsuit Against New York City

Airbnb Is Funding a Host’s Lawsuit Against New York City

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

Financing litigation was an inevitable strategy for Airbnb, especially in, arguably, the company's most challenging regulatory market.

12 months ago

Trump’s Travel Ban Faces Arguments in U.S. Supreme Court

Trump’s Travel Ban Faces Arguments in U.S. Supreme Court

Greg Stohr, Bloomberg

The U.S. Supreme Court to date has been more sympathetic to elements of Trump's travel ban than many lower courts. The outcome of the case could have far-reaching implications for the travel industry and checks on presidential authority.

1 year ago