JACKIE’S travel agency and Honeymoon travel company are set to launch a class action lawsuit against each other in a bid to stop a class-action lawsuit being filed against them, lawyers for both parties said on Wednesday.
Jackie’s and Honeymoons travel agency was founded in 2004 and operates its websites through a subsidiary, Honeymoontravel.com, while Honeymoon travels is based in Australia.
The lawsuit filed on Wednesday seeks class-wide damages and a declaration that the honeymoon travel business is not a travel agent and that the claims are barred under the federal Sherman Antitrust Act.
It also seeks class action status for claims of breach of contract, unfair competition, and conspiracy.
The class-law lawsuit was filed by lawyers at DLA Piper LLP in Washington, DC.
It was filed before the United States Supreme Court on Wednesday morning, and could be argued in the high court in coming weeks.
A statement from Jackies said: “The honeymoon company is extremely disappointed by this lawsuit, which is the result of the unlawful action of Honeymooney and its members who have engaged in an unlawful campaign to undermine Jackies and Honeymono’s reputation.”
Honeymoon Travel and Jackies declined to comment on the suit.