HOTEL/MOTEL PROPERTY CASES
Todd v. Accor North American and Motel 6 Operating LP – Fulton County jury returned verdict of $5.1 million on May 16, 2014 for attempted robbery and shooting death of 27 year old who traveled to Albany, GA for job interview with Georgia Power Company.
Anderson, et al. v. Omkar Enterprises, d/b/a Quality Inn Northeast – three young women visiting Atlanta from out of state were staying at a locally owned franchise of Quality Inn. All three were raped and orally sodomized in front of each other by a masked gunman who forced his way into the hotel room. Case was settled (confidential) before trial.
Arriola v. SLT (Starwood Hotels) – Guest was attacked, beaten with a gun and raped by 2 assailants in a hotel parking lot (Lenox Inn). Case tried to verdict: $450,000.
Allen v. Nathsons Corp. (Macon Inn) – Guest at the hotel was assaulted and robbed by a group of men. Case settled (confidential) before trial.
Woods v. New West Federal Savings & Loan Assoc. (Radisson Hotel) – Guest was battered, robbed and raped in her hotel room by an unknown attacker who followed her in the hallway and forced her into her room. Case settled for $600,000.
Hilliard v. Patel (Knights Inn Motel) – Guest was robbed and shot in his motel room by 3 to 5 unknown attackers who broke into his room, shot him and stole his money. At the time the motel did not have deadbolt locks installed on the doors. Case settled for $669,750.
Hils v. H.R.S. Hotels Corp (Scottish Inn) – Guest was attacked, sexually assaulted and raped in her hotel room by an unknown attacked who forced his way into her room. Case settled for $400,000.
Murie v. Diplomat Hotel Corp. (Red Roof Hotel) – Guest was sexually assaulted and raped in her hotel room by an unknown attacker who followed her into an elevator and to her hotel room. Case settled (confidential) before trial.
Chase v. The Alamo Corporation (Alamo Plaza Motel) – Guests were robbed and murdered (2 were murdered and 1 survived) in a room of the motel by female impersonators. The owner was aware of the illegal activities taking place there. Case settled for undisclosed amount.
Shropshire v. Hilton Hotels Corp. (Atlanta Hilton Towers Hotel) – Three guests were murdered in their hotel room by an intruder who gained entry by unknown method. Case settled (confidential) before trial.
Bosiger v. Red Roof Inns, Inc. and Accor Economy Lodging, Inc. – Traveling businessman was attacked and robbed at gunpoint after checking in and entering his room for the first time. Case settled during litigation (confidential) in Federal Court.
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