Cases & Deals

Hotels.com, an online travel company, wins reversal of class certification order in a consumer class action regarding hotel occupancy taxes and fees

Clients Hotels.com, L.P.

Jones Day defended Hotels.com against a claim alleging that Hotels.com charged customers for hotel occupancy taxes that exceeded amounts required by or ultimately forwarded by hotels to applicable taxing authorities and fees that did not correspond to the services provided. The trial court granted Plaintiff's motion to certify a class. On Hotels.com's interlocutory appeal, the San Antonio Court of Appeals reversed the class certification order concluding that the trial court had abused its discretion in the findings it made under the Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 42(a)(3) class certification requirements. The case was subsequently resolved by the parties.

Hotels.com, L.P. v. Canales, 195 S.W.3d 147 (Tex. App. - San Antonio 2006)