KETR Local
8:05 am
Wed November 4, 2009

Area cities benefit from class-action lawsuit


– The Cities of Commerce and Mt. Pleasant are among those in Texas to benefit in a class-action lawsuit over booking companies and hotel occupancy taxes.

A jury has awarded $20 million to more than 170 Texas cities in the dispute.

The lawsuit was brought by cities in an effort to collect tourism tax revenue allegedly underpaid by Internet hotel room wholesalers.