Hotel Expert Witness Engagements

Hotel Expert Witness

Our Engagements

Kenneth Free was an executive at Hilton Hotels Corporation in its corporate real estate division until 1993 when he left to found his own company. That company, Straightline Hospitality, Inc., focused on real estate development advisory work for hotels and resorts. At various points in time Mr. Free was solicited to provide opinions about matters in dispute involving hotels and resorts. Over the years, this evolved into an expert witness business line for Mr. Free and Straightline. Ken has been fortunate to have received prominent recognition and has been engaged by clients in nineteen countries (advisory or expert witness assignments).

Prior to Hilton Mr. Free held various hotel and resort positions in operations and finance. These were at Westin Hotels & Resorts and Amfac Hotels & Resorts. His formal education includes a B.S. in Hotel Administration (UNLV) and a MBA in Finance (UMKC). Mr. Free carries various certifications from industry associations and in the past was Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of the University of Phoenix.

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Hotel Expert Witness

Partial Client List

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  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- SC
    Issue:

    Murder of restaurant chef by terminated employee.

    Property:
    Virginia's on King [Charleston SC]
    Category: Wrongful Death
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- CA
    Issue:

    Unpaid Wages Claim.

    Property:
    Sixty Beverly Hills Hotel [Beverly Hills, CA]
    Category: Other
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Business Interruption Damages in Insurance Bad Faith case.

    Property:
    Hampton Inn by Hilton san Francisco Downtown [San Francisco, CA]
    Category: Business Interruption Damages/lost Profits
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- NV
    Issue:

    Mismanagement of Hotel by Defendant.

    Property:
    Delta Hotel Detroit Metro Airport [Romulus, MI]
    Category: Other
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- NJ
    Issue:

    Murder by co-worker who wrongfully gained access to victim’s guestroom.

    Property:
    Wingate by Wyndham [Vineland, NJ]
    Category: Wrongful Death
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Death from choking incident in hotel restaurant.

    Property:
    Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa [Indian Wells, CA]
    Category: Wrongful Death
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Injury from elevator mechanical problem.

    Property:
    Hilton Garden Inn Hollywood [Los Angeles, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Injury from failure to maintain premises.

    Property:
    The Queen Mary [Long Beach, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- MA
    Issue:

    Dispute concerning misallocation of fees and assessments; negligence and fraud.

    Property:
    Sandcastle Resort & Club [Provincetown, MA]
    Category: Timesharing/Condo Hotels
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Slip and Fall on a pavement.

    Property:
    Doubletree Golf Resort Palm Springs [Cathedral City, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- IL
    Issue:

    Defense for Hotel where drunken party-goer wandered into a kitchen freezer and froze to death.

    Property:
    Crown Plaza Hotel Chicago O'Hare [Rosemont, IL]
    Category: Wrongful Death
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff US Bankruptcy- TX
    Issue:

    Proof that partial conversion to timesharing of a bankrupt resort was not financially feasible.

    Property:
    Conestoga Resort [Anaheim, CA]
    Category: Timesharing/Condo Hotels
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Damages calculation in a fractional conversion of an apartment complex.

    Property:
    Balboa Bay Club [Newport Beach, CA]
    Category: Business Interruption Damages/lost Profits
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- NV
    Issue:

    Disproof that highest and best use of land was for high-rise timeshare resort (avigation case).

    Property:
    Proposed Sisolak Timeshare Resort [Las Vegas, NV]
    Category: Business Interruption Damages/lost Profits
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- TX
    Issue:

    Determination of foregone profits resulting from failed conversion of casino hotel to timesharing.

    Property:
    Maxim Hotel & Casino [Las Vegas, NV]
    Category: Business Interruption Damages/lost Profits
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    BI damages for construction defects.

    Property:
    Embassy Suites [Sacramento, CA]
    Category: Business Interruption Damages/lost Profits
  • Client: Confidential
    defense Arbitration- DC
    Issue:

    Determination of fair compensation for project executive charged with developing destination resort.

    Property:
    Pond Bay Club [St. John, USVI]
    Category: Other
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    BI damages for construction defects.

    Property:
    Candlewood Suites [Anaheim, CA]
    Category: Business Interruption Damages/lost Profits
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff Federal- MA
    Issue:

    Damages to mountainside resort resulting from construction of wind turbines on crest of ridgeline.

    Property:
    Snowy Owl Resort [New Ashford, MA]
    Category: Business Interruption Damages/lost Profits
  • Client: Confidential
    defense International Court for the Settlement of Investment Disputes- Paris, France
    Issue:

    Support against damages claim by resort developer resulting from government land expropriation.

    Property:
    Siag Timeshare Project [Taba, Egypt]
    Category: Business Interruption Damages/lost Profits
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- CA
    Issue:

    Standard of Care regarding retention of evidence.

    Property:
    Ritz-Carlton Huntington [Pasadena, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court- Anguilla BWI
    Issue:

    Determination of harm to unit owners within a resort caused by encroachment of a new building.

    Property:
    Turtle's Nest Beach Resort [Anguilla, BWI]
    Category: Other
  • Client: Confidential
    defense Federal- OH
    Issue:

    Underpayment of Transient Occupancy Taxes.

    Property:
    Multiple Online Travel Agencies
    Category: Other
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Breach of Fiduciary Duty by operators of moored ocean liner.

    Property:
    Queen Mary Ocean Liner [Long Beach, CA]
    Category: Other
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- NY
    Issue:

    Determination and support that owners’ representation compensation was within standards.

    Property:
    New York Palace Hotel [New York, NY]
    Category: Other
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- CA
    Issue:

    Wage and Hour support for underpaid employees in a class action.

    Property:
    Granada Hotel [San Francisco, CA]
    Category: Other
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Standard of Care for life safety in a near-drowning incident.

    Property:
    Cathedral City Boys Club [Cathedral City, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    BI damages for construction defects.

    Property:
    Coachman's Inn [Carmel, CA]
    Category: Business Interruption Damages/lost Profits
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff STATE-CT
    Issue:

    Standard of Care for fire and life safety for brand affiliator in a case involving two children being burned, one of whom died. $25 million award.

    Property:
    Abercrombie & Kent Private Residence Club [Casa de Campo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC]
    Category: Wrongful Death
  • Client: Confidential
    defense Federal- CA
    Issue:

    Colloquial use of the term “condominium” at a timeshare resort as pertinent in an insurance dispute.

    Property:
    Lake Tahoe Vacation Ownership Resort [South Lake Tahoe, CA]
    Category: Other
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- CA
    Issue:

    Custom and practice for hotel real estate development contracts.

    Property:
    Proposed Grand Central Hotel & Casino [Las Vegas, NV]
    Category: Other
  • Client: Confidential
    defense Federal- PA
    Issue:

    Wrongful Termination of management contract.

    Property:
    Bear Creek Mountain Resort [Macungie, PA]
    Category: Other
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- CA
    Issue:

    Violations by developer of the California Vacation Ownership and Timeshare Act of 2004.

    Property:
    Silver Lakes Resort [Helendale, CA]
    Category: Timesharing/Condo Hotels
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- KY
    Issue:

    Standard practice regarding provision & maintenance of guestroom window locks in a child’s fall from a guestroom window.

    Property:
    Ramada Inn [Bowling Green, KY]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    BI damages for construction defects.

    Property:
    Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore [Santa Barbara, CA]
    Category: Business Interruption Damages/lost Profits
  • Client: Confidential
    defense US Bankruptcy- CA
    Issue:

    Ability of hotel to support prospective mortgage obligations.

    Property:
    Holiday Inn Express [Woodland Hills, CA]
    Category: Other
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- FL
    Issue:

    Standard of Care concerning timeshare condominium management ($23 million demand).

    Property:
    Ocean Walk Resort [Daytona Beach, FL]
    Category: Timesharing/Condo Hotels
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Standard of Care concerning response to Megan’s Law disclosure.

    Property:
    Good Nite Inn [Fremont, CA]
    Category: Sexual Assault
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- UT
    Issue:

    Harm to unit owners from Developer’s withdrawal of Common Amenity usage rights.

    Property:
    Canyons Grand Summit Resort [Park City, UT]
    Category: Business Interruption Damages/lost Profits
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Claim arising from wildfire.

    Property:
    Welk Resort San Diego [Escondido, CA]
    Category: Business Interruption Damages/lost Profits
  • Client: Confidential
    defense Supreme Court of British Columbia
    Issue:

    Defense against site down-zoning in a foreclosure action.

    Property:
    Jervis Inlet Resort [British Columbia, CANADA]
    Category: Other
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Condo Hotel standards of care, homeowners association governance, and fee assessments in a class action.

    Property:
    Hard Rock Hotel [San Diego, CA]
    Category: Timesharing/Condo Hotels
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Standard of Care in a walkway slip and fall.

    Property:
    Los Gatos Lodge [Los Gatos, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- DE
    Issue:

    Standard of Care concerning agent responsive service to mitigate an infectious agent.

    Property:
    Vacation Rental House [Bethany Beach, DE]
    Category: Other
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Legionella case: Duty to disclose known presence of same when management companies changed.

    Property:
    Hyatt Regency Suites [Palm Springs, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- NV
    Issue:

    Standard of Care re designing traffic paths through casino F&B outlets to minimize slips & falls, where poor design contributed to an accident.

    Property:
    The Cosmopolitan [Las Vegas, NV]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Standard of Care re wild bird attacks upon guests, one of whom was injured.

    Property:
    Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa [La Jolla, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff Federal- SC
    Issue:

    Negligence/breach of duty of care concerning sales, development, and operational functions within a timeshare resort..

    Property:
    French Quarter Resort [Branson, MO]
    Category: Timesharing/Condo Hotels
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff Federal- PR
    Issue:

    Duty of Care to vet vendors recommended by hotel to its guests where a vendor consequently injured a guest.

    Property:
    W Retreat & Spa [Vieques Island, PR]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- CA
    Issue:

    Duty of Care concerning windborne objects where a flying umbrella hit and brain-injured a guest.

    Property:
    Lawrence Welk's Desert Oasis Resort [Cathedral City, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- FL
    Issue:

    Relationships among legal entities and responsibility matrix in sexual harassment and human trafficking case.

    Property:
    Marriott Courtyard [Coral Gables, FL]
    Category: Sexual Assault
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Duty of Care concerning timely placement of call for emergency services after guest stroke.

    Property:
    Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort [Huntington Beach, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Standard of Care concerning maintenance of facilities and consequential slip and fall.

    Property:
    Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine [La Jolla, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Standard of Care re handicap bathroom specification and maintenance and consequential slip and fall.

    Property:
    Super 8 Motel [North Hollywood, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- AZ
    Issue:

    Standard of Care re swimming pool operations, design & safety in a pool accident case resulting in quadriplegia.

    Property:
    Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort [Scottsdale, AZ]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Standard of Care re clear and unobtructed window glass in a guestroom accident.

    Property:
    Paradise Point Resort [San Diego, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- MN
    Issue:

    Class action resulting from theft of housekeeping gratuities by Management.

    Property:
    Fairfield by Marriott [Minneapolis, MN]
    Category: Other
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- PA
    Issue:

    Rape contended from night manager grant of unauthorized access to occupied guestroom.

    Property:
    Sofitel Rittenhouse Square [Philadelphia, PA]
    Category: Sexual Assault
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- CA
    Issue:

    Rape resulting from front desk grant of unauthorized access to occupied guestroom.

    Property:
    Holiday Inn Express [Lebec/Frazier Park, CA]
    Category: Sexual Assault
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Standard of Care in case involving carbon monoxide poisoning resulting in death and injury in a hotel guestroom.

    Property:
    Quality Inn [San Bernardino, CA]
    Category: Wrongful Death
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- CA
    Issue:

    Standard of Care violation from hotel checking-in two unrelated guests into the same room with resulting assault upon one by the other.

    Property:
    Motel 6 [Carpinteria, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense Arbitration- WI
    Issue:

    Business interruption damages resulting from construction and design defects and delays.

    Property:
    The Edgewater [Madison, WI]
    Category: Business Interruption Damages/lost Profits
  • Client: Confidential
    defense Tribal Court for the Blue Lake Rancheria
    Issue:

    Business interruption damages resulting from construction defects.

    Property:
    Blue Lake Casino and Hotel [Blue Lake, CA]
    Category: Business Interruption Damages/lost Profits
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Personal injury case involving alleged failure to inspect and maintain guestroom task chairs, with consequent collapse and injury.

    Property:
    Doubletree Hotel at the Club [Pleasanton, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- CA
    Issue:

    Slip and Fall re absence of bath mat.

    Property:
    Hampton Inn [Ridgecrest, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff Federal- NY
    Issue:

    Determination and support of diminished value in purchased villas resulting from resort service and maintenance deficiencies.

    Property:
    Viceroy Anguilla [Anguilla, BWI]
    Category: Business Interruption Damages/lost Profits
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff Federal- HI
    Issue:

    Obligation to provide warnings concerning surf lessions in an accident resulting in quadriplegia.

    Property:
    Marriott, Sheraton & Westin Resorts [Kaanapali Beach, Maui, HI]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- NV
    Issue:

    Standard of Care involving inadequate emergency medical supplies and slow emergency response in a choking death.

    Property:
    Montego Bay Casino Resort [West Wendover, NV]
    Category: Wrongful Death
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- NV
    Issue:

    Standard of Care relative to employee duty to warn guests about safety hazards.

    Property:
    Flamingo Hotel & Casino [Las Vegas, NV]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- HI
    Issue:

    Standard of Care concerning inadequate plumbing maintenance and consequent guest injury.

    Property:
    Waikiki Grand Hotel [Honolulu, HI]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff Federal- NV
    Issue:

    Standard of Care- slip and fall; construction and maintenance defects.

    Property:
    MGM Signature Towers [Las Vegas, NV]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- CO
    Issue:

    Standard of Care- slip and fall; shower grab bar defect.

    Property:
    Hyatt Place Denver South/Park Meadows [Denver, CO]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Standard of Care- child burns resulting from spill from coffee carafe.

    Property:
    Monterey Hotel [Monterey, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Defense against very large business interruption claim resulting from construction defects.

    Property:
    Thunder Valley Casino Resort [Lincoln, CA]
    Category: Business Interruption Damages/lost Profits
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- MO
    Issue:

    Defense against cost mis-allocation claim by homeowners in a mixed use project.

    Property:
    St. Louis City Center Hotel & Residences [St. Louis, MO]
    Category: Business Interruption Damages/lost Profits
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- CA
    Issue:

    Standard of Care- type and positioning of walls with next to shower stall.

    Property:
    Holiday Inn Express [Corona, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- CA
    Issue:

    Standard of Care- availability of AED at swimming pool in a child drowning.

    Property:
    Mission Valley Resort [San Diego, CA]
    Category: Wrongful Death
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Standard of Care- Furniture Procurement Practices and subsequent chair collapse injuring a guest.

    Property:
    La Quinta Inn [Inglewood, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff Federal- CA
    Issue:

    Personal injury case involving ammonia discharge from a guestroom minibar.

    Property:
    Ritz-Carlton [San Francisco, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- IL
    Issue:

    Standard of Care concerning responsibilities for maintaining a safe room environment where multiple service providers were participants in an organized function.

    Property:
    Marriott Schaumburg [Schaumburg, IL]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- CA
    Issue:

    Standard of Care concerning appropriate guest interaction by barkeep where she effectively assaulted a bar patron.

    Property:
    Silky Sullivan's Restaurant and Irish Pub [Fountain Valley, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- RI
    Issue:

    Standard of Care re. rule enforcement where a guest incurred parapalegic injury from a dive into a pond.

    Property:
    Whispering Pines Conference Center [West Greenwich, RI]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- MO
    Issue:

    Standard of Care concerning lobby monitoring in a rape involving two minors.

    Property:
    Holiday Inn Express [Liberty, MO]
    Category: Sexual Assault
  • Client: Confidential
    defense Federal- CT
    Issue:

    Obligation to provide warning signs and life guards in a beach injury.

    Property:
    Sheraton Grand Los Cabos [Cabo del Sol, Baja Sur, MEXICO]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- WA
    Issue:

    Bathroom slip and fall.

    Property:
    Rothem Inn [Tacoma, WA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- WA
    Issue:

    Public area slip and fall.

    Property:
    Red Lion Inn & Suites [Kent, WA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- TX
    Issue:

    Standard of Care in an employee rape involving security of door closure and electronic locks.

    Property:
    Hyatt Regency Houston [Houston, TX]
    Category: Sexual Assault
  • Client: Confidential
    defense multiple federal and state courts
    Issue:

    Operational standards of care relating to mass shooting incident of October 1, 2017.

    Property:
    Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino [Las Vegas, NV]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- MO
    Issue:

    Preparation of multiple entity budgets in partial determination of damages as mandated by Judge in a bench trial.

    Property:
    Red Lion Hotel [St. Louis, MO]
    Category: Business Interruption Damages/lost Profits
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- IA
    Issue:

    Standard of Care re assessment of risk to guest in Wrongful Death case at a casino hotel.

    Property:
    Hilton Garden Inn at the Q [Dubuque, IA]
    Category: Wrongful Death
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff Federal- NV
    Issue:

    Legionella class action.

    Property:
    Rio Las Vegas Hotel & Casino [Las vegas, NV]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- WA
    Issue:

    Parking lot slip and fall.

    Property:
    Baymont Inn [Bremerton, WA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Impacts of Historic Hotel Preservation issues in a staircase fall case.

    Property:
    The Marker [San Francisco, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- WA
    Issue:

    Trip and fall; Allegation of poor lighting.

    Property:
    WorldMark Resort at Deer Harbor [Deer Harbor, WA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- IL
    Issue:

    Standard of Care in slip and fall on dance floor.

    Property:
    The Peninsula [Chicago, IL]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff Arbitration- NV
    Issue:

    Identification and support for claims of deceptive timeshare sales practices & related anti-consumer behavior.

    Property:
    Diamond Resorts International [Worldwide System]
    Category: Timesharing/Condo Hotels
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- WA
    Issue:

    Trip and fall over a large decorative rock.

    Property:
    Skamania Lodge [Stevenson, WA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- CA
    Issue:

    Personal injury involving a golf ball injury to an eye.

    Property:
    Marriott Desert Springs Resort [Palm Desert, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense Federal- CA
    Issue:

    Information Technology patent infringement case involving use of the term “hospitality”.

    Property:
    GrubHub Corporate
    Category: Other
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- AZ
    Issue:

    Document Retention, incident Reporting, and related standards in a snake bite case.

    Property:
    Westin La Paloma [Tucson, AZ]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- FL
    Issue:

    Defense against breach of contract claim for termination of management contract. Claim by HOA for mismanagement by flagged operator.

    Property:
    Outrigger Beach Club [Ormond Beach, FL]
    Category: Timesharing/Condo Hotels
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- CA
    Issue:

    Guestroom security breach with an attempted rape.

    Property:
    JJ Grand Hotel [Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA]
    Category: Sexual Assault
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- NV
    Issue:

    Deceptive timeshare sales practices.

    Property:
    Diamond Resorts International [Worldwide System]
    Category: Timesharing/Condo Hotels
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff Federal- TN
    Issue:

    Deceptive timeshare sales practices.

    Property:
    Westgate Resorts System [17-resorts]
    Category: Timesharing/Condo Hotels
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
    Issue:

    EB-5 financing appeals.

    Property:
    Stanton Inn & Suites [Stanton, CA]
    Category: Other
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- NV
    Issue:

    Deceptive timeshare sales practices.

    Property:
    Tahiti Village Resort [Las Vegas, NV]
    Category: Timesharing/Condo Hotels
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- CA
    Issue:

    Standard of Care concerning managerial responsibility to know and follow fire safety codes (burn case).

    Property:
    Petit Ermitage Hotel [West Hollywood, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Defense in a personal injury case involving a guest falling off a 15′ wall when walking in a restricted area.

    Property:
    Best Western Encinitas Inn [Encinitas, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- TX
    Issue:

    Defense in a lobby slip and fall case. Focus on operating policies and procedures.

    Property:
    Ramada [Humble, TX]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- NV
    Issue:

    Trade show incident involving anaphylaxis and permanent vegetative state resulting from an allergic reaction to a foodstuff.

    Property:
    Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino [Las Vegas, NV]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- NC
    Issue:

    Determination and support of lost profits related to construction defects.

    Property:
    Fairfield Inn/Residence Inn [Charlotte, NC]
    Category: Business Interruption Damages/lost Profits
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Financial damages to hotel from exercise of eminent domain.

    Property:
    Motel 6 [Carpinteria, CA]
    Category: Business Interruption Damages/lost Profits
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- CA
    Issue:

    Guest experienced brain aneurism during ineptly handled guestroom welfare check.

    Property:
    Riviera Beach & Spa Resort [Capistrano Beach, CA]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff Federal- NM
    Issue:

    Standard of Care relative to a dog mauling.

    Property:
    Santa Fe Sage Inn [Santa Fe, NM]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- CA
    Issue:

    Claim of negligent maintenance causing catastrophic water leak damaging restaurant tentant.

    Property:
    Bella Maggiore Inn [Ventua, CA]
    Category: Business Interruption Damages/lost Profits
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- MI
    Issue:

    Legionella case contracted from a spa pool.

    Property:
    Baymont Inn [Monroe, MI]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- MI
    Issue:

    Carbon Monoxide poisoning of seven children (one of whom died) in an enclosed swimming pool.

    Property:
    Quality Inn [Niles, MI]
    Category: Wrongful Death
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff State- TX
    Issue:

    Trip and Fall in a lawn area.

    Property:
    Hilton Garden Inn [Granbury, TX]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    defense State- NV
    Issue:

    Trip and Fall in a nightclub.

    Property:
    Wynn Las Vegas [Las Vegas, NV]
    Category: Personal Injury
  • Client: Confidential
    plaintiff Federal- HI
    Issue:

    Class Action regarding provision of hotel services during employee strike event.

    Property:
    Five Large Marriotts [Honolulu, HI]
    Category: Other