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Court affirms decision for online travel companies in occupancy tax dispute

WASHINGTON - The Texas 14th Court of Appeals yesterday affirmed that online travel companies (OTCs) pay all of the taxes that they are legally required to, and that the City of Houston and the Harris

US court upholds ban on imports of polar bear trophies

WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia ruled that importing polar bear trophies to the U.S.

US Air and Delta to appeal DOT ruling

US Airways and Delta Airlines say they will appeal a ruling by the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration that would modify their plans for swapping landing rights at Rea

Judge: No $21.3M from online travel companies for Anaheim

ANAHEIM – A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has overturned an earlier ruling that would have given Anaheim $21.3 million in back taxes and penalties from online travel companies such as Expedia and

Virgin America’s US citizenship challenge struck down by regulators

NEW YORK - In a blow to rival low-cost airlines, transportation regulators have ruled that Virgin America Inc., the offshoot of Richard Branson's British airline, has kept up its status as a carrier c

Court rules in favor of American Airlines skycaps

BOSTON — Massachusetts' highest court ruled in favor Tuesday of a group of American Airlines skycaps who won more than $325,000 in a lawsuit over tips they claimed they lost after the airline began

Court rules against travel sites

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday handed the city of Columbus an important victory in a high-stakes lawsuit against online travel companies.

Precedent-setting ruling against online travel companies

ANAHEIM, CA - After years of underpaying transient occupancy taxes on hotel rooms, the nation's top online travel companies are being forced to pay the City of Anaheim the difference, plus penalties a

ASTA plays active role in Florida Sellers of Travel Law victory

ALEXANDRIA, VA - ASTA claims victory in its efforts to block recent amendments to the Florida Sellers of Travel Law, as a federal judge in Miami today ruled that the new restrictions are likely to be

EU court rules against Greece in airline case

BRUSSELS/ATHENS - Greece failed to comply with a European Commission decision that aid to Greek carrier Olympic Airlines was illegal and should be recovered, a top European Union court ruled on Thursday.