A lawsuit was filed against Expedia today on behalf of consumers. It alleges that Expedia is cheating customers who book and pay for hotel rooms through Reservations.com by inflating a hotel "tax and fee."

The lawsuit contends that Reservations.com requires consumers to pay a "service fee" room charge and "tax recovery charges and fees." Reservations.com claims that the “tax recovery charges and fees” are “monies that the hotels must pay to the government.”

However, Hagens Berman claims that those taxes and fees are not actual taxes and exceed the real amount of taxes that are actually owed when booking a hotel room.