Class Action Filed against Radisson Hotels International, Inc. on Behalf of all Guests of Radisson's Hotel in Moscow

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The Cullen Law Firm, PLLC announces that a consumer class action lawsuit was filed on June 3, 2005 in the Fourth Judicial District Court of Minnesota against Radisson Hotels International, Inc., on behalf of all guests of Radisson's hotel in Moscow since June 3, 1999

The Cullen Law Firm, PLLC announces that a consumer class action lawsuit was filed on June 3, 2005 in the Fourth Judicial District Court of Minnesota (05-7159) against Radisson Hotels International, Inc., on behalf of all guests of Radisson's hotel in Moscow since June 3, 1999. The complaint, filed under the Minnesota Deceptive Trade Practices Act, Consumer Fraud Act and False Advertising Act, alleges that Radisson made deceptive and misleading representations through its worldwide, internet based reservation system on the rates that would be charged at its hotel property in Moscow, Russia. According to the complaint, Radisson quotes rates in U.S. dollars knowing that the final hotel bill will be paid in Russian rubles in amounts that are higher than those calculated at the official exchange rate. Hotel guests find out about the problem when they get their credit card statement in dollars. According to the complaint, consumers generally end up paying 18 percent more than the amount quoted by Radisson when their reservations were made. Paul D. Cullen, Sr., counsel for the plaintiffs, estimates that there have been several hundred thousand hotel guests victimized by the deceptive practices alleged in the complaint during the period covered by the six year statute of limitations.

A separate case was filed by The Cullen Law Firm on May 13, 2005, against Marriott International, Inc. that deals with the same problem addressed in the Radisson litigation. “The practice of inflating hotel charges quoted in dollars, but paid in rubles, seems to be widespread,” said Mr. Cullen. “The issue presented by these cases is not whether the practice is lawful under the Russian legal system”, observed Mr. Cullen. “The real issue is whether a U.S. based hotel chain can be held accountable under domestic law if it makes false or misleading statements to potential hotel guests that conceal this practice when it books reservations for its overseas hotel properties”, according to Mr. Cullen.

Radisson Hotels International, Inc. is incorporated in Delaware and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The complaint seeks damages under the Minnesota Consumer Fraud Act and the Minnesota False Advertising Act, plus injunctive relief under the Minnesota Deceptive Trade Practices Act restraining Radisson from continuing the alleged conduct.

Individuals who have stayed at any of Radisson's affiliated hotels in Russia are encouraged to contact The Cullen Law Firm at http://www.cullenlaw.com/contactus.asp. To view a copy of the complaint, visit The Cullen Law Firm's website at http://www.cullenlaw.com.

For additional information, contact:

Paul D. Cullen, Sr.

The Cullen Law Firm, PLLC

1101 30th Street, N.W.

Suite 300

Washington, D.C. 20007

202) 944-8600 Ext 777

202) 944-8611 [fax]

The Cullen Law Firm, PLLC

1101 30th Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20007

(202) 944-8600 [tel]

(202) 944-8611 [fax]

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