The US District Court for the Northern District of Texas dismisses a class action lawsuit filed by an online travel discount company against 12 dominant hotel chains and 9 online travel agencies alledging unfair exclusion from the market (OTC / Hotel Booking)

U.S. District Judge in Texas dismisses class action lawsuit against conspiracy by online travel agencies and hotels to fix the price of hotel rooms* On 18 February 2014, U.S. District Judge Jane Boyle of the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division dismissed a class action lawsuit that online travel discount company Skoosh had filed against 12 dominant hotel chains in the United States (the “Hotel Defendants”) and nine online travel agencies (the “OTAs Defendants”), including Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity.com and Orbitz. Skoosh had alleged that the hotels and travel agencies (collectively the “Defendants”) had unfairly shut Skoosh out of the market and violated antitrust laws by agreeing to fix hotels room prices. There were four claims that were filed against the Defendants’: per se

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Gabriele Accardo, The US District Court for the Northern District of Texas dismisses a class action lawsuit filed by an online travel discount company against 12 dominant hotel chains and 9 online travel agencies alledging unfair exclusion from the market (OTC / Hotel Booking), 18 février 2014, e-Competitions February 2014, Art. N° 64812

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