Unformatted text preview: refunds because of the bedbugs, and he recommended to the district manager. The district manager refused to close the hotel and spray every room. The plaintiffs were checked into rooms that were labeled, "Do not rent until treated." The defendant considers the act a simple negligence and punitive damages should not be awarded. The plaintiffs did not present evidence concerning the regulatory or criminal penalties to which the defendant exposed itself by deliberately exposing its customers to a substantial risk of being bitten by bedbugs. Conclusion : Deliberate exposure of hotel guests to the health risks created by insect infestation exposes the hotels owner to punitive damages awarded in this case....
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- Spring '11
- Business Law, ACCOR Economy Lodging