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OSHA Cites Companies in Deadly New Orleans Hotel Collapse

A federal agency has issued citations against a dozen companies in connection with last fall’s deadly partial collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans. They include an engineering firm charged with a “willful” violation involving the design and …

When is a Sexually Molested Hotel Guest Within the Care, Custody and Control of the Hotel?

Standard insurance policies exclude coverage for sexual misconduct. As an example, with respect to sexual molestations, the sexual misconduct may not constitute an accident triggering coverage under the insuring clause of the policy. See Steven Plitt and Jordan R. Plitt, …

Fire Damages 3 Rooms at New Jersey Hotel

Authorities say a fire at the Rodeway Inn in Mount Laurel, N.J., damaged at least three rooms but apparently caused no injuries. Officials say the wing that caught fire Wednesday morning was mostly vacant when the blaze broke out about …

Judge Orders Georgia Tornado-damaged Hotel Demolished

A city judge in the northwest Georgia town of Ringgold has ordered a tornado-ravaged hotel to be torn down. Judge Gene Lowery said in a hearing this week that the Baymont Inn & Suites is an eyesore and must be …

Cause of Small Fire Outside Las Vegas Hotel Accidental

Las Vegas firefighters have classified a small fire on a scaffold outside the former Lady Luck Hotel as accidental. No injuries were reported and damage was estimated at $500 after the fire a little before 7 p.m. Thursday at the …

Man Steals Hotel Van, Crashes into N.D. House

Bismarck police arrested a 61-year-old man over the weekend after he allegedly stole a courtesy van from a local hotel and crashed it into a house. No one was hurt, but damage to the house is estimated at about $25,000. …

New Mexico Family Sues Hotel Over Alleged Peeping

A New Mexico family is suing an Albuquerque hotel, claiming they caught a worker peeping into their room while they showered. Evangeline and Eric Vigil of Alcalde filed the lawsuit Tuesday, saying they found a hole in the wall by …

Utah Hotel Evacuated, 1 Hurt After Bear Spray Discharge

Utah Authorities say a Salt Lake City Marriott hotel was evacuated and a housekeeper was taken to the hospital after a can of bear repellant accidentally discharged. Fire officials tell the Salt Lake Tribune the housekeeper was pushing her cleaning …

Fires Set in Washington Hotel Under Construction

Police say they’re checking out leads but have no specific suspects in two small fires set in a hotel under construction in Auburn. Cmdr. Mike Hirman says firefighters extinguished arsons early Saturday and Sunday evening on the third and fourth …

Shattered Glass Rains Outside Washington Hotel

The Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Seattle is replacing 300 glass panels on its high-rise condo balconies after broken glass rained down on the street below for the third time in a year. The Seattle Times reports no one was …