Legal
Mar 01, 2019
14 February 2019, Embassy Suites Hotel, Des Moines, Iowa, settles rape case, security negligence obvious

The Chicago Tribune reported on 14 February 2019 that hotel companies Atrium TRS III (Atrium Hospitality) and Hammons Inc settled out of court a rape case from April 2014 that occurred…

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Nov 28, 2017
24 November 2017, Lawsuits over the October 2017 Las Vegas MGM hotel/concert venue attack pile…

On 20 November, Newsweek reports that a massive lawsuit was filed on behalf of 450 victims against the MGM Mandalay Bay Resort (and others, see below,) for negligence regarding the…

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Oct 10, 2017
Kate Taylor of The Business Insider writes about potential lawsuits RE: Mandalay Bay Vegas shooting

On 5 October, Kate Taylor of the Business Insider wrote an article titled, “The hotel where the Las Vegas gunman stockpiled weapons for 3 days has been quiet about what…

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Sep 10, 2017
10 September 2017, Insurance AND legal issues impact Regency Hotel Dublin over Feb 2016 gangster…

The assassination of Irish gangster David Byrne at the Regency Hotel Dublin on 5 February 2016 provides a textbook case study of hotel vs. insurance company wrangling over policies and…

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Mar 26, 2017
21 March 2017, Assault victims sue UK hotel for “breach of its duty of care”

On 21 March, The Guardian announced that three sisters from the UAE had begun a lawsuit against The Cumberland, a hotel in London, over an assault they suffered at the…

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Mar 14, 2017
13 March 2017, Lawsuit against TUI regarding Sousse hotel massacre moves forward

A group of families whose relatives were killed and/or injured in the June 2015 ISIS attack on the Riu Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, is moving forward with their…

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Oct 17, 2016
12 October 2016, William Michael Jr. of Mayer Brown LLP, writes about hotel liabilities

On 12 October, William Michael Jr. of Mayer Brown LLP, published an informative article on hotel liabilities related to terrorism titled, "Hotels at Risk: The Legal Consequences of Terrorist Attacks on…

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Oct 04, 2016
15 August 2016, Lawsuit over sexual assault

The Insurance Journal reports that in August 2016, a female employee of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and its Na Ho'ola Spa filed a lawsuit against the hotel and one…

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Feb 16, 2016
15 February 2016, Mumbai attack hotel lawsuit settled; trends RE: jurisdiction and liabilities demonstrated

On 21 January 2016, DNA India news reported that the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel (owned by Indian Hotels Company Ltd, which is owned by the Tata Group,) had settled a…

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Sep 16, 2015
11 September 2015, UK firm launches lawsuit against Thompson over 26 June 2015 Tunisia hotel…

Reuters reported on 11 September that a group of UK victims (injured and families of the deceased) of the 26 June terror attack on the Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse,…

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Aug 22, 2015
11 August 2015, Not terrorism, but a possible legal precedent for hotel safety and security…

CBS Boston reported on 11 August that a female rape victim was awarded $6.6 million in damages for an attack that happened on a hotel’s premises in 2009. A jury…

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Jul 08, 2015
7 July 2015, Myanmar – bombers sentenced

On 3 July, a Myanmar district court sentenced Saw Myint Lwin to life in prison with hard labor for helping a terror cell bomb the Traders Hotel in Yangon in…

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Apr 12, 2015
19 March 2015, the Honorable Thomas A. Dickerson on protecting hotel guests

On 19 March 2015, the Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson, writing for eturbonews.com, penned an article titled, “Primer on hotel law: The common law – duty to protect guests from others.”…

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Apr 12, 2015
28 October 2014, Mumbai attacks, Chicago-based lawsuit

On 28 October 2014, the estate of a Chicago man killed in the Oberoi Trident hotel during the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the Cook…

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