Disney Sued by Couple Over Alleged Bed Bug Infestation

Disney Sued by Couple Over Alleged Bed Bug Infestation

Couple alleges a bed bug infestation at a Florida Disney resort ruined their vacation and caused subsequent physical and emotional distress.

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November 16, 2017
Bed Bugs
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — A New York couple is suing Disney Vacation Development Inc. after a stay at a Disney resort in Florida, during which the pair said a bed bug infestation ruined their vacation and caused subsequent physical and emotional distress, USA Today reported.

Allyson L. Masciotti-Hamedl and Kevin Hamedl, of Poughquag, N.Y., in Dutchess County, N.Y., are seeking damages of between $100,000 and $1 million in their lawsuit, which claims Disney failed to “exercise reasonable care and breached its duty” to properly manage, operate and maintain Disney's Vero Beach Resort by keeping it free from hazardous conditions.

According to the lawsuit, which was originally filed in Dutchess County (N.Y.) Court in June and will be decided in the Southern District Court of New York, Masciotti-Hamedl awoke during her stay at the resort in September 2016 to “bugs crawling all over the bed, linens, and surrounding walls of her room.”

Source: USA Today