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Marriott CEO rejects ‘drip pricing’ allegation, defends its resort fees [Video] | Yahoo Finance

Marriott CEO rejects ‘drip pricing’ allegation, defends its resort fees [Video] | Yahoo Finance

Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine, who is accusing the hotel giant of “drip pricing,” or charging consumers hidden fees, shouldn’t expect a quick settlement in his lawsuit against Marriott (MAR). Instead, the attorney general should expect an extended backyard brawl — done via the courts, naturally. “It’s frustrating of course because we have had […]

How is MAP Pricing enforcement easy for business? | CustomerThink

How is MAP Pricing enforcement easy for business? | CustomerThink

Every business used to safeguard their brands because they need the protection of all sizes. To avoid this issue, implementing map enforcement is the best techniques to carry out everywhere. It is nothing, but it carries out advertising price policy and set by minimum range. Based on the plans, it would establish to declare minimum […]

Hotels Face Growing Backlash Against Resort Fees | Consumer Reports

Hotels Face Growing Backlash Against Resort Fees | Consumer Reports

Hotels that levy resort fees—daily charges for using the hotel’s facilities—are under growing pressure to disclose them more clearly or include them in their advertised room price. Karl A. Racine, the attorney general for Washington, D.C., announced Tuesday that his office had filed suit against hotel giant Marriott International, accusing it of “price deception” in the […]

DC sues Marriott over resort fees, alleging ‘price deception’ | ABC News

DC sues Marriott over resort fees, alleging ‘price deception’ | ABC News

Washington D.C. is suing Marriott for alleged “price deception” in its practice of charging “resort fees” that aren’t disclosed to customers upfront when they are booking their rooms. D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine filed a lawsuit against the world’s largest hotel chain on Tuesday for allegedly reaping “hundreds of millions of dollars” using an unlawful […]

Marriott facing lawsuit over ‘deceptive’ resort fees that allegedly harm consumers | MarketWatch

Marriott facing lawsuit over ‘deceptive’ resort fees that allegedly harm consumers | MarketWatch

The District of Columbia has sued Marriott International, alleging that the hotel company violated consumer protection laws for at least a decade by charging resort fees that it doesn’t disclose upfront to its customers. The lawsuit, filed by D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, claims that Marriott […]

Whistleblower in Cargill swaps case gets $2.5M award | StarTribune

Whistleblower in Cargill swaps case gets $2.5M award | StarTribune

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Tuesday awarded $2.5 million to a whistleblower who exposed misleading pricing at Cargill related to swap trades. In 2017, the agency fined Cargill $10 million after an investigation found the company provided misleading information to customers on thousands of complex swaps. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said […]

AT&T Class Action Alleges Bait-and-Switch Pricing Scheme | Top Class Actions

AT&T Class Action Alleges Bait-and-Switch Pricing Scheme | Top Class Actions

A class action lawsuit says that AT&T charges customers an “administrative fee” on post-payment wireless plans, and does not notify customers of the fee in an attempt to boost their profits. Plaintiffs Ian Vianu and Irina Bukchin claim that when they signed up for an AT&T wireless plan, they were not notified that they would […]

Regional airlines cleared of price gouging by Senate committee | Adelaide Now

Regional airlines cleared of price gouging by Senate committee | Adelaide Now

Regional airlines have been cleared of price gouging by a Senate committee following an extensive probe into the cost of airfares. An 18-month investigation by the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee found consistent concerns from operators and customers about the high cost of flying across the country. But the Senate committee found […]

Better Business Bureau Warns Northern Michigan of Phony Products | 9 & 10 News

Better Business Bureau Warns Northern Michigan of Phony Products | 9 & 10 News

The seller collected money but never made deliveries, or delivered poor quality products weeks or months late. The Better Business Bureau says counterfeiting costs the U.S. economy between $200 and $250 billion a year. “These counterfeiters are doing a better job of pricing their products at a discount that’s big enough that you want to […]

The Competition Bureau is Wide Awake: Hudson’s Bay Company to Pay $4.5 Million for Deceptive Advertising and Pricing Practices of its Sleep Sets | Lexology

The Competition Bureau is Wide Awake: Hudson’s Bay Company to Pay $4.5 Million for Deceptive Advertising and Pricing Practices of its Sleep Sets | Lexology

Hudson’s Bay Company has agreed to pay an administrative monetary penalty of $4,000,000 and $500,000 towards Competition Bureau costs to resolve a proceeding which started in 2017 relating to Hudson’s Bay Company advertising and pricing practices for its sleep sets The Competition Bureau (“Bureau”) initially took legal action against Hudson’s Bay Company (“HBC”) in 2017, […]