A woman in South Florida is suing a luxury hotel in Miami and a valet service after she claims she was injured in a violent carjacking as she unloaded her belonging in the carport of the building, where the bustling valet service was operating.
In the case of Stept v. Met II Hotel LLC, plaintiff is seeking punitive damages and other sanctions against the hotel, arguing staffers at the hotel and valet services knew there was a potential for carjacking and failed to update its procedures – even after a previous attempt from this very same suspect.
According to reports from Courtroom View Network, which is following the case, the victim sustained serious damage to her arm and mental health in the incident. She was forced to undergo elbow surgery on her left arm and still struggles with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Defendant’s alleged failure to act was an egregious breach of duty, plaintiff argues, in light of the threat this suspect posed. Continue reading