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Women sue over bed bug infestation at Glendale motel

Three women who allege they were bitten dozens -- and dozens -- of times by bed bugs at a Glendale hotel will get their day in court, according to their attorney.

Nicole Eatman, Vera Domini and Regina Martocci filed suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against the Rodeway Inn-Regalodge Motel on West Colorado Street and its franchiser, Choice Hotels International Inc. The women claim the room they stayed in for three nights in October 2009 was infested with adult bed bugs and their larvae.

David Peikin, a spokesman for Choice Hotels International, told the Glendale News-Press that the motel is an independently owned and operated franchise. He declined to comment on the suit.

They are seeking restitution for medical bills and mental anguish. The jury trial is expected to get underway early next month.

We'd say something along the lines of, "We bet they're just itching to tell their story," but that would be wrong.


Bedbugs tuck into Southland

A dogged pursuit of bed bugs

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 -- Jill-Marie Jones

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People like this go online and book the cheapest rooms then wonder why it isn't the Four Seasons.

Why did they complain at the time of check-outs and not the very 1st or 2nd day. I guess they were wanting to stay for free.
If they had issues then they should either complained on the very 1st day or asked for refunds on the 1st or 2nd day and not at the time of check-out.

This is kind of suspicious.

Sure hope they don't travel to the tropics where they will be bitten by creatures more vicious than bed bugs. But then the biggest leeches are right here; the lawyers and such plaintiffs.

"four seasons" Wrong. Bed bugs, brutalllllll problem in every 1-5 star hotel. Do yourself a favor and tripadvisor.com the hotel before you go. -AB in SB


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