Posted December 14, 2018

Sabre Seeks Settlements Directly With Plaintiffs To Resolve GDS Consumer Suit

As the only remaining defendant in a consumer-led lawsuit against the three major global distribution systems, Sabre has moved to settle out of court with each of the remaining plaintiffs. Read More »
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Posted August 27, 2018

Airlines, ATPCO Prevail In Agent-Led Appeal Of 'Sum-Of-Sector' Suit

A three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week affirmed a lower court ruling that favored airlines in a travel agent-led lawsuit related to "sum of sector" fare rules. Filed in 2016, agent plaintiffs had alleged American, Delta and United, aided by ATPCO, conspired to change fare combinability rules that raised the cost of some multi-city tickets in 2016. Read More »
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Posted July 18, 2018

Amadeus Reaches Settlement On GDS Class Action Suit

Amadeus has reached a settlement agreement with consumer plaintiffs in a federal antitrust lawsuit filed in 2015 against the three major global distribution system operators. If the court approves the settlement, as it did for fellow GDS operator Travelport, Sabre would be left as the lone GDS defendant in the case, which seeks class-action status. Read More »
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Posted April 25, 2018

Travel Leaders 'Me Too' Case Could Go Class Action

When a former Travel Leaders Group executive filed suit against the company on claims related to the U.S. Equal Pay Act, sexual harassment, negligence and defamation, she positioned herself as "just one female employee of many others similarly situated." Her complaint noted that other "me too" examples could emerge. According to a filing last week, the plaintiff anticipates "additional parties in this action" and stated there is "the possibility that this matter may evolve into a class action." Read More »
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Posted March 1, 2018

Travel Leaders Group Faces A 'Me Too' Moment In Wrongful Termination Suit

A former Travel Leaders Group executive last month sued her former employer and two high-ranking executives on a variety of claims related to the U.S. Equal Pay Act, sexual harassment, negligence and defamation. Read More »
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Posted November 27, 2017

In Settlement Deal, Travelport Agrees To 'Cooperation' In Case Against Rival GDSs

Through a settlement agreement, Travelport has agreed to cooperate with plaintiffs of a consumer antitrust lawsuit that seeks to show at trial how remaining defendants, Amadeus and Sabre, conspired to impose full content restrictions on U.S. airlines and thereby inflate the cost of air travel. Read More »
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Posted November 22, 2017

Travelport Settles GDS Consumer Lawsuit

Travelport has reached a settlement agreement in an antitrust lawsuit filed in 2015 against the three major global distribution system operators. Read More »
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Posted November 16, 2017

Now Deep In Discovery, Consumer Suit Against GDSs Takes Another Bite At Conspiracy Apple

Conspiracy allegations have encircled the major global distribution system operators for years, but none have stuck. Read More »
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Posted September 21, 2017

Sabre Says Plaintiffs Don't Show Harm From Synxis Breach

Sabre this week filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit stemming from the breach of its Synxis central reservations system, which is widely used by hotels to host reservation data, including payment information. Read More »
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Posted September 13, 2017

Uber Asks Court To Toss Contract Suit Brought By TSI, Its Former TMC

Uber has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit its former travel management company, Dallas-based Travel Solutions International USA, filed last year. The TMC is seeking nearly $2 million in damages on contract and tort claims. Read More »
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