Expedia Hotel Fee
Canada Class Action
IF YOU HAVE MADE A RESERVATION FOR A HOTEL ROOM THROUGH EXPEDIA.CA, HOTELS.COM, OR TRAVELOCITY.CA ON OR AFTER JANUARY 10, 2015, THIS NOTICE MIGHT APPLY TO YOU:
- On March 5th, 2019, the Superior Court of Montréal authorized a class action in which Québec consumers claim the reimbursement of hotel fees (also known as “establishment fees” and “resort fees”) they had to pay in excess of the total price posted for the hotel room on the Expedia.ca, Hotels.com and Travelocity.ca websites.
- In said case, the Court will have to decide if, since January 10, 2015, the manner in which hotel fees are posted on the websites violates the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act and of the Travel Agents Act, as well as if Québec consumers are entitled to the reimbursement of such fees and to an award of punitive damages.
- If you are already a member of the class involved in the proceedings and wish to remain so, you have nothing to do.
- If you are a member of the class and wish to withdraw from the proceedings, you must inform the clerk of the Superior Court by sending a written notice to the Court’s registry (located at 1 Notre-Dame street East, Montréal (Québec), H2Y1B6), by certified mail, within sixty (60) days of publication of this document.
- This document represents an abridged version of the notice to class members, as it was authorized by the Court. The unabridged version of the notice, which provides more details on the class action, can be found on the website of the Applicant’s legal counsels, whose complete business address is as follows:
Kugler Kandestin, s.e.n.c.r.l.
Me Pierre Boivin and Me Alexandre Brosseau-Wery, attorneys for the Applicant
1 Place Ville Marie (suite 1107)
Montréal (Québec) H3B 2A7
- This notice was reviewed and approved by the Honourable Justice Chantal Lamarche, s.c.j.