GLENDALE — A lawsuit against a Glendale hotel that alleges three women suffered more than 100 bites from “blood-engorged bed bugs” crawling on infested beds soon will go trial, attorneys for the women said.
The plaintiffs — Nicole Eatman, Vera Domini and Regina Martocci — are suing Rodeway Inn-Regalodge Motel, at 200 W. Colorado St. and its franchiser, Choice Hotels International Inc., after staying for three nights in a room that was allegedly infested with adult bed bugs and their larvae, according a complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
In the jury trial that is expected to start May 2, the will seek restitution for medical bills and “mental anguish.”
“We feel the bed bugs have been there for a while,” the women’s attorney, Lourdes DeArmas, said. “They knew about the bed bugs, but they continued to rent out the room.”
David Peikin, a spokesman for Choice Hotels International, said the Glendale motel is an independently-owned and operated company franchise.