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May 16th, 2006, 02:36 PM
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Mike, why are you wasting so much time and energy complaining about these threads?
 
May 16th, 2006, 02:38 PM
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I know, you would almost think he was obsessed with them.....
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May 16th, 2006, 02:44 PM
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Repeat: One lawyer I have spoken with is of the opinion it would be difficult to break the Expedia Terms of Service. Even though the "Expedia Promise" says "You can Rely on Our Information", when you agree to their terms of service, you absolve them of any responsibility whatsoever. It's a shield for them. They obviously don't care about the social costs, the law, nor their so-called "Promise".

It has been suggested that more pressure to the NYC Attorney General to have him initiate the class-action himself, and that is being worked upon.

Any ideas on the website being more effective?
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May 16th, 2006, 02:47 PM
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Can you search engine optimize by using phrases along the lines of 'hotel reviews', 'hotel scams', 'horrible hotel experience' 'cheap hotels' etc.?
 
May 16th, 2006, 02:54 PM
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Are you getting the message out on other travel boards at least Kelly?

I don't understand how some people don't see that misrepresentation by one of the biggest travel sites in existence is NOT pertinent information on a travel board. It's mind boggling.

Do you all realize how often and how many people use Expedia? MikeT, do YOU use Expedia? And some of you are just fine with the fact that some of the hotels you book through them are overpriced dumps that are falsley advertised? How can anyone who travels a lot not be bothered by that?

That just blows my mind.
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May 16th, 2006, 02:58 PM
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nina, yes slowly. Fodor's is my first and favorite. I wouldn't miss MikeT for the world. And yes, it is mind blowing. After all this... they go and relist the property. Disturbing and mind-blowing.
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May 16th, 2006, 02:59 PM
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GoT, Great ides! I've got some meta-tags, but not much. Thanks.
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May 16th, 2006, 03:04 PM
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Since when does a state Attorney General "initiate a class action"?

Why don't YOU initiate the class action? All it takes is one plaintiff (you) and one willing lawyer to file the suit.
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May 16th, 2006, 03:13 PM
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Eliot Spitzer, theNew York attorney general is famous for going after corporate wrongdoers and initiating multistate class-action suits. That would be more efficient than myself.
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May 16th, 2006, 03:18 PM
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Nora, do a google search and you'll see he has been involved in quite a few.
 
May 16th, 2006, 03:23 PM
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Is anyone else wondering why Kelly's campaign to right the obvious wrongs dealt to consumers seems to bother some people here so much?

I really don't understand it.
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May 16th, 2006, 03:36 PM
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Mr. Spitzer brings lawsuits on behalf of the People of the State of New York for violations of state law---such as consumer protection or anti-trust violations. Class actions, such as the one against Yahoo for "syndication fraud" and "typosquatting", are brought by private attorneys (not the attorney general) on behalf of individual plaintiffs, "and all others similarly situated." Mr. Spitzer is investigating some of the defendants in the Yahoo suit, but that is a separate matter. He is not the attorney bringing the class action.

Now perhaps he could be persuaded to investigate Expedia for fraud or some violation of consumer protection laws, on behalf of the citizens of New York State, but he's pretty busy these days. So wouldn't it be faster for Kelly to simply find his own lawyer and initiate the suit? If they win, the lawyer would make tons of money, and the class as a whole would benefit.
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May 16th, 2006, 03:43 PM
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Class action suits are not fast. Count on at least 5-6 years, minimum.
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May 16th, 2006, 03:45 PM
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nina---and what I don't understand is the use of misrepresentations to further one's goals--whether they are worthy ones or not.

I've said it before---the cause is fine; it's the methods I question.
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May 16th, 2006, 03:55 PM
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Seems like a small number of people would prefer to control the posts we can view.

It is truly none of their concern.

Ignore their rants Kelly and keep up the good work!!
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May 16th, 2006, 04:25 PM
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Use of misrepresentations? I haven't misrepresented anything. I said I spoke with a lawyer who suggest that I try to get the NYC AG to initate a class-action. In fact a second lawyer has helped to at least write the complaint. What have I misrepresented? If this is not how Attorney General's work, then my ideals may be bigger than possilbe, but I'm certainly not mis-representing anything.
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May 16th, 2006, 04:30 PM
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After researching a bit, I suppose it would be more technically accurate to say that Mr. Spitzer ~inspired~ several class-action law suits. Again, I was passing on advice I received. What other methods do you question?
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May 16th, 2006, 04:39 PM
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"what I don't understand is the use of misrepresentations to further one's goals--whether they are worthy ones or not"

Nora, can you explain this? Who are you accusing of misrepresentation?
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May 16th, 2006, 04:39 PM
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Again, it appears that historically, when Mr. Spitzer goes after a corporation (such as H&R Block, Yahoo, etc.) in a 'civil suit' of say, $250 Million, against H&R Block for example, what happens is that private attorney's seems to immediately follow-up with a class-action suit. Perhaps that is still the most efficient route.
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May 16th, 2006, 05:47 PM
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I'm reminded of the old saying "It's hard to remember that you came to drain the swamp, when you are up to arm pits in alligators."
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