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Women sue over bed bug infestation at Glendale motel

March 29, 2011 | 10:33 pm

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.


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