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US: Slew of new defendants added to online travel booking price-fixing case

 |  May 7, 2013

UK-based conference firm EyeForTravel has been named as a new defendant in a purported class action alleging various travel agencies and hotels of price-fixing online. According to court documents, EyeForTravel is accused of “facilitating” collusion between the firms from 2004 to 2012 by holding industry-only meetings. The plaintiffs allege that those meetings were to discuss pricing strategies. The complaint also adds various hotel companies and online travel agencies such as Travelocity, Booking.com and Orbitz. The amended complaint was filed May 1 in Dallas and consolidates various other lawsuits dating back to August of last year.

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