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Guest alleges Marriott's negligence led to fall in hotel lobby

Lawsuits

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 7, 2018

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CHARLESTON — A hotel guest is suing a Charleston Marriott, alleging negligence in failing to keep the lobby safe for guests.

John H. White filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Charleston Marriott LLC, doing business as Charleston Marriott Town Center, alleging the defendant allowed the lobby to be crowded, causing for the premises to be unsafe for guests.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 10, 2014, White was in the lobby at Charleston Marriott Town Center. The suit says White he fell on his back on top of a free standing credenza due to the crowded lobby. White says he sustained painful and permanent injuries that make him unable to perform his home chores without significant pain. 

The plaintiff alleges Charleston Marriott Town Center failed to properly maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition for public use.

White seeks trial by jury, judgment to be determined by the jury, plus interest, including prejudgment interest, court costs, attorney fees and all other proper relief. He is represented by attorney Dwight J. Staples of Henderson, Henderson & Staples, LC in Huntington.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-C-739

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