When traveling to popular vacation destinations, you might find an extra charge tacked on to your hotel room bill, labeled as a “resort fee.” What exactly is this charge, what do you get for it, and do you really have to pay it? Read on to find out. What Is a Resort Fee? Say a hotel targets $125 a night in room revenue. But it also wants to appear to be a good deal, especially with high competition on third-parting booking sites. So, instead of $125, the hotel lists its rate as $100, but it still gets the targeted $125 by adding a mandatory $25 fee, which guests pay when they check out of the hotel. To make this fee seem reasonable, hotels come up a laundry list of services that they say the fee covers, such as access to the pool, Wi-Fi, parking, a fancy fitness center, or whatever else sounds plausible. And if one hotel starts tacking on resort fees in a certain destination, other hotels will follow. Many hotels have different names for these charges such as … [Read more...] about What Is a Resort Fee, and How Can You Avoid It?
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Matt Stevens New York Times March 29, 2019 Over the years, if you’ve ever had Poland Spring water, you probably made the reasonable assumption that you were drinking water that was, in fact, from a spring.You might have even imagined a spring in Maine much like the one flowing through a green hillside on the familiar logo of the country’s largest bottled spring water brand.But that is not so, according to allegations in a lawsuit that a judge mostly allowed to move forward Thursday. Advertisement Instead, the class-action lawsuit contends that Nestlé Waters’ marketing and sales of what it advertises as “100% Natural Spring Water” has been “a colossal fraud perpetrated against American consumers.” Get Ground Game in your inbox: Daily updates and analysis on national politics from James Pindell. Thank you … [Read more...] about Is Poland Spring water really from a spring? ‘Not one drop,’ says a lawsuit
Sponsored content from Thomas J. Henry Law Published 11:04 am CST, Monday, February 4, 2019 Photo: Gettyimages Photo: Gettyimages Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Gettyimages Texas Veteran Files Lawsuit Against 3M Company Over Defective Earplugs 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Texas veteran Sgt. Scott D. Rowe has filed a lawsuit against 3M. Rowe claims he suffered permanent hearing damage due to defective, military-issued earplugs made by 3M. Information About the 3M Lawsuit According to the Houston Chronicle, Rowe has accused 3M of knowingly making and selling defective earplugs to the U.S. military. The lawsuit claims that Rowe has suffered hearing loss and tinnitus due to … [Read more...] about Texas Veteran Files Lawsuit Against 3M Company Over Defective Earplugs
Colorado is on track to join 11 other states and the District of Columbia in attempting to decree that the winner of the popular vote nationally — not the candidate who captures the Electoral College — will be the victor in future presidential races.Senate Bill 42, proposed by Sen. Mike Foote, D-Lafayette, would change how Colorado's electors, the people who actually choose our presidents, cast their votes every four years.While Republican lawmakers may oppose the change, they are in the minority in the state House and Senate. And, with a Democratic governor, passage seems assured.Colorado's electors now cast their votes for the presidential candidate who receives the most votes in the state. Under SB 42, the state's electoral votes would be cast for whichever presidential candidate wins the national popular vote, regardless of who wins Colorado's popular vote.In 1996, for example, Colorado electors voted for Republican Bob Dole because he won the state's popular vote over … [Read more...] about Does Colorado need a new way to pick presidents?
By Erin Baldassari | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: January 29, 2019 at 5:00 am | UPDATED: January 30, 2019 at 4:21 am SACRAMENTO — Since at least 2015, Californians have been paying a “hidden surcharge” on gasoline that adds an average of 20 cents to each gallon — costing drivers more than $17 billion — and now a coalition of lawmakers is asking the attorney general to find out why. A group of 19 legislators, including a dozen from the Bay Area, sent a letter Monday requesting that the state’s Department of Justice investigate the mystery cost identified in a 2017 report on the state’s high gasoline prices. The senate had held a hearing on the issue in the past, said Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, one of those signing the letter. But at the time, the report’s authors said they needed more resources to find out where the charge was coming from. With the election of a new governor, Beall said it is time to … [Read more...] about A 20-cent ‘mystery surcharge’ on gas? California lawmakers ask AG to find out why