Hotwire Hotel Reservation Fees
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Hotwire added "service fees" to each hotel reservation made on its website for "Taxes and Fees" that were neither taxes (fixed amounts paid to the government) nor fees (for Hotwire's services rendered), but rather variable amounts designed to disguise the true cost of the room.
Pursuant to the court-approved settlement agreement, Hotwire paid $5,490,000 in settlement funds. Class Members who submitted a valid claim were entitled to receive either (a) a cash refund of 25% of the total amount of Service Fees paid or (b) a credit, in HotDollars, for 65% of the total amount of Service Fees paid.
The deadline to file a claim has passed.