If you made and paid for a hotel reservation on www.hotwire.com (“Hotwire Website”) between January 10, 2001 and May 2, 2005, a proposed class action settlement may affect you.

A settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit. You are a member of the Certified Class if, between January 10, 2001 and May 2, 2005, you (a) were a resident of the United States, and (b) contacted Hotwire through its website (www.hotwire.com) in order to reserve hotel accommodations, and (c) received a price quote for such accommodations from Hotwire that specified a price for the accommodations plus an additional charge for “taxes and fees” or “taxes/fees,” and (d) paid Hotwire for the accommodations plus the “taxes and fees” or “taxes/fees.” The hotel accommodations that you purchased must not have been part of a “package arrangement,” meaning that it must not have included any other element of travel (such as airline tickets or a rental car), unless the price for the hotel accommodations was separately stated.

You are not a member of the Certified Class, even if you meet all of these criteria, if you are an employee or agent of Hotwire, Inc.; are the Honorable Richard A. Kramer or a member of his family; or are a governmental entity.

For more information about the Settlement, click on the Notice tab.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT WHETHER YOU ACT OR DON’T ACT. IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE PROPOSED CLASS YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER THE OPTIONS OUTLINED IN THE NOTICE.

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Settlement Benefit Update - Monday, March 29, 2010

Cash Payments were mailed out on March 26, 2010.

Emails to class members regarding HotDollar credits will be sent out by April 5, 2010.

 
Settlement Update - Thursday, December 31, 2009

The settlement was approved on December 24, 2009, and final judgment was entered on December 22, 2009. Claims will be paid on the Effective Date as reflected in the settlement documents.

 
Settlement Update - Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Claim Filing Deadline has been extended to January 23, 2010, or 30 days after Final Approval of the Settlement by the Court.

 
Settlement Update - Monday, October 26, 2009

The Final Approval Hearing has been continued to December 8, 2009 at 1:30 P.M.
The Deadlines to Exclude yourself or to Object to the Settlement have passed.

 
Important Settlement Dates: Subject to Change - last updated - Monday, January 25, 2010

THIS DEADLINE HAS PASSED.
EXCLUSION DEADLINE

THIS DEADLINE HAS PASSED.
OBJECTION DEADLINE

OCTOBER 23, 2009
FAIRNESS HEARING

DECEMBER 8, 2009
FINAL APPROVAL HEARING - CONTINUED

THIS DEADLINE HAS PASSED.
CLAIM FILING DEADLINE