Cases & Deals

Expedia,, and Hotwire secure summary judgment dismissing all claims with prejudice

Client(s) Expedia, Inc.,, L.P., Hotwire, Inc.

Jones Day represented online internet travel companies Expedia,, and Hotwire in a case in which the City of Houston and Harris County-Houston Sports Authority sought to hold internet travel companies liable for hotel occupancy taxes under local ordinances applicable to hotels and third parties that own, operate, manage or control hotels. Jones Day secured a summary judgment dismissing all of plaintiffs' claims with prejudice, which was affirmed by the Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals.

City of Houston, Texas, et al. v., et al., No. 2007-13227 (270th, Harris County, Tex.), aff'd __ S.W.3d __, 2011 WL 5045468 (Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.] Oct. 25, 2011)