The Arkansas Supreme Court
today upheld a lower court's certification of a class action lawsuit against on-line hotel booking businesses
such as Hotwire, Orbitz
for failing to collect and remit local hotel sales taxes when they collect payments for hotel bookings.
The suit was brought by the Pine Bluff Advertising and Promotion Commission, Jefferson County, the city of North Little Rock and others similarly situated.
The businesses tried to derail the class action lawsuit by saying administrative remedies hadn't been exhausted, but the court rejected that and other arguments.
Here's the opinion.
This allows the case to proceed to trial.