Traub Lieberman Partner Lisa Rolle successfully secured the dismissal on behalf of an International Hotel Conglomerate in an action asserting tort claims brought in the Southern District of New York, as well as Bronx Supreme Court. The Plaintiffs, who are New York residents, made a reservation to stay at one of the Hotel Conglomerate’s properties in Aruba through a popular travel reservation website. One of the Plaintiffs was injured during the hotel stay and, initiated this action in both federal and state court against multiple foreign Defendants, including the Hotel Conglomerate.
The Plaintiffs allege personal jurisdiction for all Defendants using the same boilerplate language for each. However, based on the Defendants’ locations, the nature of each business, and the lack of New York contacts for each, TLSS successfully established that neither federal nor state court had jurisdiction over the matter, dismissing the action.