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On April 4, 2013, Judge Orlando Garcia of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio issued a final judgment award McKool Smith’s clients, including the City of San Antonio and 172 additional Texas cities, approximately $55 million in delinquent hotel occupancy taxes from 11 Online Travel Companies (“OTCs”), including Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, Priceline.com, Travelocity.com, Orbitz.com, and others. The final judgment includes penalties and interest owed from an earlier $20 million jury verdict that McKool Smith secured on behalf of the Texas cities in 2009.

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