Lawsuit: New Jersey woman mistaken for prostitute, beaten at Florida hotel

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    || Lawsuit: New Jersey woman mistaken for prostitute, beaten at Florida hotel ||

    Unbelievable, life can be stranger than fiction, I hope she wins.
     
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    Is the hotel staff now responsible for apprehending packs of criminals?
     
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    Surely the staff and security of a relatively upscale property such as the W Miami Beach bears some responsibility for the security of their guests, no? :rolleyes:

    I would go further to say that if prostitutes were hanging around the lobby of the hotel it most likely was with at a minimum with the tacit accession of some members of the hotel staff.
     
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    In this case yes, It's a shame that someone got attacked at a W hotel in the first place. Staff has to care, at least that's something I would hope for.

    That prostitutes can attack a guest without reprimand or apprehension shall be punished against the hotel / staff. Especially when a real guest is involved and gets attacked for no apparent reason.
     
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    Staff and management are responsible for ensuring safety of the guests. It appears they not only failed at that, but also by not stopping the attack or getting immediate police action to arrest the attackers then they placed future guests at risk. Therefore, based on the limited data available in this thread I'd rule in favor of a judgment against the hotel that would be sufficiently large to be both economically painful and embarrassing. Those are the factors that cause corporations and individuals to change policy.
     
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    Why is the lawsuit filed in New Jersey if the Hotel was in Florida. Unless Starwood is being sued rather than the individual hotel, it seems like a mis filed lawsuit. And Starwood would be able to have the suit quickly dismissed unless they owned the hotel outright and were aware of the activity and actually condoned it.

    Any lawyers out there who can provide an answer for me?
     
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    I agree with your statement, but providing security IMO doesn't necessarily include apprehending (arresting) alleged criminals.
     
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    I am greatly indebted to you for informing me as to the definition "arresting" although I cannot help but notice that this is the very first time the word even came up in the entire thread (including the linked article)

    There are a number proactive actions the hotel security could have taken to delay or detain the assailants even to the extent of temporarily locking the front doors to lobby until the police arrived ....had they so desired.
     
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    Heh, fair point.

    I guess my point was that I don't think that a hotel is necessarily responsible for letting alleged criminals get away. If they aggressively held people against their will, that might trigger a whole different type of lawsuit.

    But see the article I linked above with a bit more detail than the one in the OP.
     

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