USA: Georgia Supreme Court prolongs court case on Atlanta tax suit against online travel firms

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday revived a hotly contested lawsuit by the city of Atlanta against online travel companies that claims the firms are illegally pocketing millions of dollars in hotel tax revenue. The city filed suit in 2006 against 17 Internet travel reservation companies, including Expedia,,, and Obitz. The suit seeks to recoup hotel and occupancy taxes. In a 5-2 decision, the court told a Fulton County judge to decide whether the online companies are subject to the tax.Source: eTurboNews, find article here>>.

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