Hotel Chains Want Out Of Search Engine Antitrust Suit

Law360 (June 25, 2018, 3:46 PM EDT) — Hyatt, Marriott and other hospitality giants asked an Illinois federal court to throw out a class action alleging the companies are colluding in an anti-competitive agreement to not advertise against one another via Google and other search engines, arguing the suit jumps to conclusions without adequately supporting its claims.

The hotel companies joined Friday in filing a motion to dismiss lead plaintiff Karen Tichy’s latest complaint asserting violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act, saying the suit’s allegations of a conspiracy fail to support an antitrust claim…

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