Hotel Bed Bugs Don’t Warrant Punitive Damages, Judge Decides (Milford Plaza bed bug case)

March 29, 2008

Daniel Wise of the New York Law Journal reports that In a ruling of first impression, a Manhattan judge has scratched a request for punitive damages in a bedbug case. But the judge, Acting Supreme Court Justice Judith J. Gische, let go forward the negligence claims of two Maryland tourists for bites they sustained during […]

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More bed bugs in Nashua, NH: rooming-house tenant goes to court

February 27, 2008

More on the Nashua rooming-house mentioned in this story. Richard Jebb of Nashua, New Hampshire, is suing his rooming-house, having had nine treatments in his room and still suffering from bed bugs, according to the Nashua Telegraph.  On Tuesday, Jebb took his bug problem to Nashua District Court, suing his landlord, Mark Flint, and the […]

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Cincinnati officially classes bed bugs as “vermin”

February 1, 2008

Oh, ignorance most surely is bliss! To think that someone, somewhere, had to be convinced that bed bugs are indeed vermin. Reader, I envy those people. I am treading the dangerous space of quoting too much from an article, to make sure this information is preserved for posterity.  The Enquirer, reports: By adding them […]

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Bed bug hotel claim in Isle of Wight; study/travel abroad and bed bugs

November 24, 2007

BED BUG CLAIM EARNS GUEST £630 (Isle of Wight, UK) “A DISGRUNTLED guest who claimed his experience at a Sandown hotel ruined his break has won £630 in compensation. Keith Clack, from Brighton, took legal action against The Carlton Hotel, on Sandown Esplanade, claiming his room and bed were infested with (tags: isleofwight bedbugs UK […]

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Travel reporter gets bed bugs after hundreds of hotel stays

November 21, 2007

After traveling to 71 countries and staying in hundreds of hotels, NY1 journalist Valerie D’Elia encountered bed bugs in a hotel. Luckily, she did not appear to take them home with her. Here she tells the story, and asks a few questions of attorney Steven De Castro (who’s been involved with bed bug lawsuits) and […]

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Hotel Pennsylvania Settles Bedbug Suits for Nearly $100,000 | The New York Observer

November 15, 2007

The New York Observer reports that the Hotel Pennsylvania has settled its bed bug lawsuit out of court. Vornado-owned Hotel Pennsylvania has agreed to pay nearly $100,000, court records show, to a group of six tourists who claimed to have been bitten by bedbugs while staying at the old Seventh Avenue lodge. You can read […]

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Nicholas Brown’s “The Bedbug Chronicles: Part 6” sounds pretty familiar

November 14, 2007

There’s a new update to Nicholas Brown’s bed bug journal on the Huffington Post today, and it takes us through the 39th day of living with bed bugs during treatment. In this installment, we learn that bed bugs are taking a significant toll on Brown’s self-identity and social life: Despite my anger, even our bug-laden […]

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Curbed “outs” bedbugged condo development; gossip blogs, bed bugs, and denial

October 27, 2007, the real estate blog, claims that 30 Lincoln Plaza, currently being redeveloped into pricey condominiums (Curbed mentions a price of $1,185,000 for 647 sq/ft one bedrooms), is infested with bed bugs: UPPER WEST SIDE—It seems there is a little detail about the condo conversion at 30 Lincoln Plaza that may have been overlooked: “You […]

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Cadwalader, Wickersham, and Taft’s alleged bed bugs, part two

October 24, 2007

Back in June we blogged the story of alleged bed bugs on the 33rd floor of the oldest Wall Street law firm (c. 1792), Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft. The memo implies the infestation was blamed on an employee, who was then apparently let go. Having heard nothing since then, I was glad to see that […]

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