Aniballi         v.Sonesta Beach HotelEily Ridge, Michaela Rivers, Jeanie Wallace,                Annalisa Ellis
Facts Sam Aniballi and his wife Margaret Aniballi were staying at Sonesta Beach Hotel (Dade County) Guest checked in the...
More Facts Upon entering their room they saw a safety deposit box He went back down to the front desk and requested a  k...
There are a lot of Facts. Long, the front desk clerk working that day did in fact steal the Aniballi’s money and some mon...
IssueIs Sonesta Beach Hotel negligent and responsible for the loss of Aniballi’s valuables; therefore, owing them compens...
RulingHotel owner violated Statute Limiting Liability and therefore cannot limit liability of stolen property to $1,000C...
RationaleViolated Florida’s Limiting Liability Satute by:  -- Only posting notice of Limiting Liability on the  interior ...
Let’s Switch it up..If Had the Sonesta Beach Hotel had Notice of Limited Liability posted elsewhere than just the inside ...
Then..The Sonesta Beach Hotel wouldn’t have been liable for anything over the $1,000 as covered by the Florida Statutes (...
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  1. 1. Aniballi v.Sonesta Beach HotelEily Ridge, Michaela Rivers, Jeanie Wallace, Annalisa Ellis
  2. 2. Facts Sam Aniballi and his wife Margaret Aniballi were staying at Sonesta Beach Hotel (Dade County) Guest checked in the hotel Feb. 22, 1980
  3. 3. More Facts Upon entering their room they saw a safety deposit box He went back down to the front desk and requested a key He was asked to sign a “Safe Deposit Box-Statement of Value” card -- On the card it states that the hotel is only responsible for loss of items caused by the fault or NEGLIGENCE of the establishment. -- It also mentions the establishment is limited to $1,000 Mr. Aniballi signed this agreement saying he would not put anything of more than $1,000 of value in the safe
  4. 4. There are a lot of Facts. Long, the front desk clerk working that day did in fact steal the Aniballi’s money and some money out of the cash register and never returned to work The Aniballis filled the complaint of the loss of $85,000 worth of jewelry Dade Country court granted guest motion for summary judgment Found Hotels liability was limited to $1,000 -- Because Mr. Aniballi signed the notice at check-in
  5. 5. IssueIs Sonesta Beach Hotel negligent and responsible for the loss of Aniballi’s valuables; therefore, owing them compensatory and punitive damages?
  6. 6. RulingHotel owner violated Statute Limiting Liability and therefore cannot limit liability of stolen property to $1,000Court denied punitive damages
  7. 7. RationaleViolated Florida’s Limiting Liability Satute by: -- Only posting notice of Limiting Liability on the interior door of the bathroom -- Giving guests no documentation of their use of the safety deposit boxPunitive Damages were not rewarded because the hotel did not act outrageously, or with fraud, malice, wantonness, or oppression.
  8. 8. Let’s Switch it up..If Had the Sonesta Beach Hotel had Notice of Limited Liability posted elsewhere than just the inside of the bathroom door in such place as the hallway , office, or hotel lobby in which to be clearly seen by any guest?Or If The Hotel had given the Aniballi’s a receipt for property stating property’s value?(F.S.A. 509.111)
  9. 9. Then..The Sonesta Beach Hotel wouldn’t have been liable for anything over the $1,000 as covered by the Florida Statutes (509.101 & 509.111).

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