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Hotels: Cases Summarized By Injury Attorney

This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Hotels and the related topic of premises liability.
For more information on hotels see the pages on Wikipedia.

Hotels-Statutes

See Va. Code § 8.01-42.2 as to liability of guest for damage to hotel.


See Va. Code § 35.1-28 as to hotel liability.

Hotels-Cases

1946 Flax v. Monticello Realty Co., 185 Va. 474, 39 S.E.2d 308.

Where something is found in inn, presumption is that possession of thing is in innkeeper.

1946 Alpaugh v. Wolverton, 184 Va. 943, 36 S.E.2d 906.

Innkeeper is practically insurer of safety of property entrusted to his care by guest. In return he has lien on property of his guest. Innkeeper in holding out his inn to public cannot arbitrarily prohibit persons from entering.

1944 Kirby v. Moehlman, 182 Va. 876, 30 S.E.2d 548.

Plaintiff sat on defective rocking chair. Qualified duty of ordinary care becomes absolute duty where proprietor knew or should have known of danger that might have been easily removed.

1944 Crosswhite v. Shelby Oper. Corp., 182 Va. 713, 30 S.E.2d 673.

Infant plaintiff leaned against screen and fell out window. Jury issue presented as to negligence of innkeeper.

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