Finally, hotel liability for criminal acts in Virginia!

After a hotel guest was robbed at and his child was kidnapped at a Roanoke, Virginia hotel, Holiday Inn claimed that it just wasn't responsible.

But, the hotel guest alleged that the hotel was in a high crime area and indeed had reported numerous crimes and trespasses against its property to the police over a number of years

Now, in a case of first impression in Virginia, our conservative Supreme Court has said YES, a hotel in Virginia actually does have a duty to protect its guests when that hotel KNOWS that it's in a bad part of town.

The case is Taboada v. Daly 7, Inc. and it was decided March 3, 2006.

 

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