Articles tagged “litigation”

Hotels

Marriott Made Millions off ‘Deceptive’ Resort Fees, D.C. Attorney General Charges

Ancillary revenue like resort fees is a big business for the travel industry, and it is unlikely hotels are going to abandon the practice during the volatile pandemic recovery — unless they are forced to.

Marriott Made Millions off ‘Deceptive’ Resort Fees, D.C. Attorney General Charges

Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line Tells Court Florida Banned Vaccine Passports for Politics Only

Vaccine passports, despite opposition in varying degrees around the world, is the right move for the cruise industry. It's too much financial and reputational risk for cruise lines, let alone passengers, to on-board cruisers who aren't jabbed.

Norwegian Cruise Line Tells Court Florida Banned Vaccine Passports for Politics Only

Airlines

Air Taxi Makers Backed by United and Boeing Start Legal Dogfight

Dozens of companies are attempting to build air taxis, and this dispute between Archer and Wisk over patents and intellectual property won't be the last.

Air Taxi Makers Backed by United and Boeing Start Legal Dogfight

Online Travel

U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit Faults Google for Abusing Monopoly Power — What It Could Mean in Travel

There is no telling how this U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit will turn out, and there likely will be years of legal wrangling. Unlike European Union actions to date, this U.S. lawsuit does address some of the concerns of Google's travel industry competitors.

U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit Faults Google for Abusing Monopoly Power — What It Could Mean in Travel

Coronavirus

Someone Says They Caught Coronavirus at Your Hotel: Now What?

Coronavirus liability lawsuits may seem like catnip for lawyers who advertise on daytime TV, but the proof hurdle is a high one to clear when it comes to a highly infectious disease.

Someone Says They Caught Coronavirus at Your Hotel: Now What?

Online Travel

Barry Diller Can’t Retake Control of Expedia Group Just Yet, Court Orders

Barry Diller's alleged right to retake control of Expedia Group, after wielding such power for 14 years, is under attack. At the least, the court-ordered delay in allowing him to exercise such rights could cost the Expedia chairman a ton of money.

Barry Diller Can’t Retake Control of Expedia Group Just Yet, Court Orders

Business Travel

Tour Injury Lawsuit Tests Whether TripAdvisor Is Liability-Free

Bulletproof legal immunity for "platforms" like TripAdvisor seems to have softened in recent years. What's certain is that as tours and activities go more mainstream as an option on booking sites, intermediaries will have to put more effort into vetting the tour operators.

Tour Injury Lawsuit Tests Whether TripAdvisor Is Liability-Free

Airlines

Ryanair and Expedia Settle Screen-Scraping Lawsuits on 2 Continents

Screen-scraping lawsuits are as old as the internet. We don't know if any money changed hands when Ryanair and Expedia settled lawsuits in the United States and Ireland, but what seems apparent is that Ryanair flights have gone missing on Expedia websites. Case(s) closed.

Ryanair and Expedia Settle Screen-Scraping Lawsuits on 2 Continents

Online Travel

Court Ruling Revives a US Airways Antitrust Case Against Sabre

A federal appeals court has asked for a partial do-over in antitrust litigation between US Airways and travel tech firm Sabre. After more than eight years and millions of dollars in expenses, the case has partly been reset to square one. Remarkable.

Court Ruling Revives a US Airways Antitrust Case Against Sabre

Hotels

Airbnb Gets New Power to Inform on Rivals When They Are Scofflaws

Is the Boston-Airbnb settlement, which calls for short-term regulatory platforms to comply with a city ordinance, a model for future agreements? Too soon to tell but what's clear is that the alternative accommodations industry will one day transition from outliers to regulated entities.

Airbnb Gets New Power to Inform on Rivals When They Are Scofflaws