Helping Sex Trafficking Survivors Seek Justice
Sex Trafficking Lawsuits Against Hotels
This year, lawyers began filing lawsuits on behalf of those who’ve been victimized by human or sexual trafficking against national hotel chains and online listing services such as Craigslist.
The lawsuits, which can be filed anonymously, claim the companies ignored the signs of trafficking, and even profited from it, while predators used hotels or online listing services to engage in their criminal acts.
Each lawsuit alleges hotel employees and managers turned a blind eye when they saw obvious signs of sex trafficking on their properties. By not reporting the deviant activity, the hotels allegedly violated The Trafficking Victim Protection Re-Authorization Act, which was revised in 2008.
The revised version of the law extends the responsibility and liability of sex trafficking to include people who should have known such illegal activity was taking place on the property. A trafficking victim is allowed to file a lawsuit in order to obtain restitution from a business that benefited financially from the crimes committed against the victim.
So far, lawsuits have been filed against several national hotel chains accusing them of being complicit in trafficking, including:
- Days Inn
- Super 8
- Best Western
- Red Lion
- Choice Hotels
- Extended Stay America
- Motel 6
Unfortunately, lawyers believe thousands more victims are out there that need help, and that more companies will be named as accessories to the crimes.
If you or a loved one were the victim of human or sex trafficking, you may be entitled to substantial compensation from the businesses involved. Complete the form below or call us at 844-SEEKJUSTICE (844-733-5587)