State circuit judge Gary W.B. Chang ruled that online travel
companies, including Expedia, Priceline, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotwire, and others, must pay Hawaii’s general excise tax on certain rental car transactions in Hawaii.
The Italian Competition Authority found that Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen Group Italia S.p.A. have been breaching commercial practices legislation, and imposed a fine of 5 million euros, the maximum fine provided by the law.
Southtowne Motors have entered into Assurances of Voluntary Compliance with Georgia to resolve allegations that the dealerships did not properly disclose to consumers that they were purchasing lemon buybacks.
A Denver District Court judge found that Colorado foreclosure lawyer, Robert J. Hopp, and his law firms and title companies, violated consumer protection laws in a scheme to charge false and misleading costs for title insurance policies on 2,291 foreclosures.