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Did Sonesta Beach Hotel not comply with the Florida Statute of Limiting Liability and therefore have to pay full val...
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Did Sonesta Beach Hotel not comply with the Florida Statute of Limiting Liability and therefore have to pay full value for the lost items along with 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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