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Milestone Victory for Shafner Law: Westin Hotel Owes A Duty
The Client, Jillian Groh, represented by the Law Offices of Alan C. Shafner has achieve a milestone victory in the Colorado Court of Appeals. The client sustained grievous injuries in an automobile accident after she was allegedly wrongfully evicted from the Downtown Denver Westin Hotel in the middle of the night. In a groundbreaking opinion, the Court of Appeals held for the first time that a hotel or other innkeeper owes a duty to use reasonable care when evicting a registered guest.
Ms. Groh's parents acting as her representatives filed a suit against the Westin and others, alleging that the Westin and its employees owed a duty to use reasonable care when evicting Ms. Groh. The trial court dismissed Ms. Groh’s case. In a landmark opinion reinstating the suit, the Court of Appeals agreed that, while a hotel is legally allowed to evict a guest, it must use reasonable care in doing so when there is a foreseeable risk that the guest will suffer harm as a result of the eviction.
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