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OTA & Travel Distribution Update - April 14th, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending April 14, 2017 is below. Additional details regarding last week’s long-awaited report on online travel by the European Commission are featured in this week’s...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - April 7th, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Below please find this week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending April 7, 2017. The recently released European Commission’s report on the hotel industry headlines this week’s Update. - European...more

EU Concerns Remain on Hotel Prices and Commission Rates

by Bryan Cave on

We have followed over the last years Europe grappling with the issue of most favoured nation clauses and hotel booking. Our last update regarded a joint monitoring project between the CMA and the European Commission, designed...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - March 31st, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Some interesting stories in this week’s GSB OTA & Travel Distribution Update (for the week ending March 31, 2017): - Restaurant Bookings Today, Hotel Reservations Tomorrow [SOCIAL MEDIA]. This week’s Chefs & Tech...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - March 26th, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

This week’s Update for the week of March 26, 2017 is below: Airbnb cracks down on San Francisco hosts, booting out hundreds - Revitalization Partners, Mar 24, 2017 - Home-sharing company Airbnb says it has evicted...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Feb. 10th, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

This week’s client OTA & Distribution Update for the week ending February 10, 2017 is below. A few more stories in this week’s update in comparison to the last few weeks of update. Plus, given the increasing importance of...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Jan. 20th, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Our weekly client OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending January 20, 2017 is below. Not a lot of significant developments this past week, but next week’s Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles...more

 OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Jan. 13th, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Jan. 13th, 2017 Chinese tourists spend more via online travel agencies: report Chinese tourists spent more money via online travel agencies (OTA) thanks to rapid growth of e-commerce and...more

Competition News - January 2017

by Dentons on

New decisions in France with regard to compensating the prejudice suffered by victims of anti-competitive practices - Any person who claims to be the victim of anti-competitive practices and wishes to seek compensation...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update – Dec. 30th, 2016

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

My final client OTA & Travel Distribution Update for 2016 is below. It has been a quite week in the world of distribution. Here’s to a 2017 filled with much success and happiness. Happy New Year....more

Checkfree – Another Taxpayer Win on New York State Online Service Receipt Sourcing; ALJ Determination Mirrors Expedia

New York taxpayers received additional guidance on the important issue of whether online services constitute “service” receipts, and how those receipts should be sourced, for New York corporate franchise tax purposes....more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update – Dec. 22nd, 2016

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Our weekly client OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the short week ending December 22, 2016 is below. This week’s update is brief one....more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Hello all, With the new year, we plan to post portions of the OTA & Travel Distribution Updates that I prepare and circulate among our hospitality clients each week. Although the posts will be a week or two behind the...more

Auction service providers under investigation for suspected anti-competitive practices in UK

by Bryan Cave on

On 22 November 2016, the Competition Market Authority (CMA) announced the opening of an initial investigation into suspected breaches of competition law in relation to the supply of auction services in the UK. The CMA...more

SEC Charges IT Specialist With Hacking His Firm To Insider Trade

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The critical questions about insider trading currently being debated focus on the elements of tipping. Those elements are being considered by the Supreme Court in U.S. v. Salman. ...more

EU & Competition Law Update – August 2016

by Bryan Cave on

EU: Regulatory Scrutiny of Online Hotel Booking Continues - The 13 July 2016 saw the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announce that it had sent a questionnaire to a large sample of hotels throughout the UK. As...more

Regulatory scrutiny of online hotel booking continues

by Bryan Cave on

The 13 July 2016 saw the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announce that it had sent a questionnaire to a large sample of hotels throughout the UK. As part of a joint monitoring project with the European Commission,...more

Delaware Law Updates - Demand Refused Rule 23.1 Explained by the Delaware Court of Chancery

by McCarter & English, LLP on

In a recent decision out of the Delaware Court of Chancery – Friedman v. Maffei et al., C.A. No. 111105-VCMR – the court’s second-newest member, Vice Chancellor Montgomery-Reeves, dismissed a proposed derivative complaint on...more

Motion To Stay Pending Reexam Is Denied

by Morris James LLP on

Cronos Technologies, LLC v. Expedia, Inc., et al., C.A. Nos. 13-1538 – LPS; 13-1541-LPS; 13-1544-LPS, March 21, 2016 Stark, C. J. Defendants’ motion to stay pending ex parte reexamination is denied....more

Alice Challenge Fails But May Be Renewed Later

by Morris James LLP on

The disputed technology relates to methods and systems for remote ordering of products. The court held a Markman hearing and issued a claim construction opinion prior to issuing this opinion. Argument on patent eligibility...more

Claims Are Construed In Dispute Relating To Remote Ordering Systems.

by Morris James LLP on

Stark, C.J. Markman opinion issues regarding 11 groups of disputed terms from one patent. Claim construction argument was held on April 13, 2015, followed by supplemental briefing. ...more

Online hotel booking: less room for MFN clauses

by DLA Piper on

On 21 April 2015 the Italian, Swedish and French competition authorities announced the achievement of a settlement with Booking.com, at the time under investigation for having included in its agreement with partner hotels...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 6, Issue 3 - March 2015

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In This Issue: - Key Proposals in Governor Cuomo’s 2015-16 Executive Budget - ALJ Holds That Online Reservation Receipts Are Not Sourced to New York - ALJ Rules Taxpayer Is Not Required to Use NOLs in...more

New York State Division of Tax Appeals Renders Long-Awaited Decision Regarding Corporate Franchise Tax Sourcing of Services and...

by Reed Smith on

For years, both the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (the “Department”) and the New York City Department of Finance have aggressively sought to classify receipts generated by electronic or online service...more

Tribunal Forces UK Competition Authority to Rethink Hotel Bookings Settlement

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) quashed the decision of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), now the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), to close its investigation into pricing arrangements entered into by...more

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