Family of three bitten by bed bugs during a one-night stay in hotel. Hotel had prior and subsequent incidents of bed bug infestation.
$50,000 (For intentional infliction of emotional distress.)
My Bed Bug Lawyer, Inc. by Brian J. Virag, Encino.
Law Offices of George Muhar by James Sohn, Ontario.
Rafael Darvish M.D., dermatology.
Richard Kaae, entomology, Huntington Beach.
On March 16, 2013, plaintiff family checked in to defendant's Hilton Garden Inn property. They went to sleep around midnight. By 4 a.m., they were aware of bed bugs in both beds. Plaintiffs sustained numerous bites and severe emotional distress.
That the hotel had prior incidents of bed bugs as well as subsequent issues of bed bugs and the hotel failed to implement appropriate policies, procedures and protocol. Plaintiffs also claimed intentional infliction of emotional distress as a result of the conscious disregard for the safety of plaintiffs.
The defendant admitted there were bed bugs in the room, but denied intentional infliction of emotional distress.