According to the , a suit filed against Disney alleges that Guest the with her family. The suit further alleges that Eldridge suffered physical and emotional damages because of the ‘ . was bitten multiple times by during her stay at the in 2018 when she visited
The suit was settled, however, before it was tried in front of a jury in court.
The lawsuit alleges that Superior Court by County ‘s attorney, . knew of its and failed to address the issue. The hotel’s failure to act “was so extreme and outrageous as to go beyond all bounds of decency,” according to the lawsuit filed in
Punitive damages were sought in the suit, as well as damages for alleged physical and mental suffering. No dollar amount was specified. Disney has, however, settled with Ivy Eldridge for $100,000.
Disney settled outside of court in the suit brought by Ms. Eldridge and her attorney, but the company did not admit to any wrongdoing or negligence in pest control and maintenance. said that the decision to settle the case was made in an effort to avoid the high costs associated with litigation.
“We have robust preventative measures in place so that our Guests are comfortable and safe during their hotel stays,” a said.
“ don’t discriminate,” said Encino attorney in a statement. “They are found in hotels of all quality levels throughout the country and worldwide. are perhaps the most serious issue facing the because of the harm they can do to a hotel’s reputation and brand.
Virag specializes in cases involving .
According to the lawsuit, Ms. Eldridge “endured many and much emotional and mental distress, coupled with other physical conditions associated with severe mental and emotional distress.” Photos provided by Mr. Virag document what appears to be on Ms. Eldridge. The photos show the on her shoulders, her back, her neck, and her ears.
While a settlement was reached between the parties in March, the payment by Disney was just transacted in the last few days.
Attorney the had been sued for a problem in 2016. In that suit, the alleged existed at Disney’s Hotel & Spa. Virag said that the had a responsibility to eliminate its known bug issues and that responsibility should have been addressed long before Eldridge’s visit to the in 2018. pointed out that