Seaton sues TripAdvisor over 'dirtiest hotel' ranking

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  1. sobore
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    http://themountainpress.com/view/fu...est-hotel--ranking-?instance=most_recommended

    Embattled local businessman Kenneth Seaton is suing travel website TripAdvisor for $10 million, claiming its recently naming his Grand Resort Hotel the dirtiest lodging in the country was a flawed effort to chase away his customers.

    Seaton filed the suit in Sevier County Circuit Court, calling for a jury to hear the case in which he is seeking compensatory and punitive damages of $5 million each.

    The Grand Hotel came out on top when TripAdvisor posted its list of the dirtiest hotels in America in January, a ranking derived from the reviews provided by the website's registered users.



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  2. Jaimito Cartero
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    No press is bad press? Could be proven wrong on this one.
     
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    This should be an interesting trial.
     
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    Maybe he should take the money he pays his lawyers and spend it on housekeeping. IME, lawyers generally get paid more than it would take to just fix the problem in the first place.
     
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    Tripadvisor is going to receive more than 10 million in free advertising from this one....

    And the lawsuit is going to only to serve to keep bringing this up.

    Let the games begin.
     
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    Maybe they could sequester the jury at the hotel to reduce the length of deliberations.
     
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    LOL Depends, some jurors may feel right at home!:D
     
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    Note to TripAdvisor: as a former connoisseur of Motel 6 and other equally attractive lodging choices (I was young, poor and inexperienced, so hold your comments!) I offer my services as an expert witness.
     
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