The lawsuit also alleges that Expedia covered up the breach rather than informing the plaintiff of the alleged transgression. The lawsuit, filed Friday in a federal court in Utah by TravelPass Group on behalf of its Reservation Counter subsidiary, alleges that the data theft caused $61 million in damages to Reservation Counter. The company, part of Utah-based PartnerFusion, is asking the court to award it treble damages. Still, in 2014 - when the alleged data theft took place - and until last week, Reservation Counter was an Expedia Affiliate Network partner. Reservation Counter alleges that in early 2014 then-Expedia senior account manager Brian Hungria accessed Reservation Counter’s proprietary search engine marketing data in Expedia’s system and furnished the data to three employees of a competitor, RoomStays.com. Get the full story at Skift