WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A class action lawsuit filed against Hyatt Hotels Corp, Marriott International, Wyndham Hotel Group and two other companies accusing them of conspiring to not compete online as well as harming consumers, survived a motion to dismiss on Thursday.
Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois rebuffed a request by the hotel chains to toss out the suit.
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The case, which was filed last year, alleges that Hyatt, Marriott, Wyndham, Hilton Domestic Operating Company and Six Continents Hotels, Inc agreed to not advertise against each other on online travel agencies, like Expedia.
Similarly, the lawsuit alleges, the companies stopped advertising against each other in search results.
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