These four class action lawsuits, filed in January and February 2015, allege that four major hotel owner/operators, RLJ Lodging Trust, Hospitality Properties Trust, Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc., and Sage Hospitality Resources LLC, discriminate against individuals with mobility disabilities in the provision of hotel shuttle transportation. Specifically, the cases challenge the hotels’ consistent failure to provide accessible options when they choose to offer transportation services to guests, and charge that this failure violates the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and California state law where applicable. Three of the class actions – CREEC v. RLJ, CREEC v. Hospitality Properties, and CREEC v. Ashford – were filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Northern California. The fourth – CREEC v. Sage Hospitality Resources – was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. CREEC is co-counseling with the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition and Campins Benham-Baker, LLP.
Ashford Hospitality Trust
On December 18, 2015, the court granted preliminary approval of a class action settlement. Click here for more information.
RLJ Lodging Trust
On January 26, 2016, the court granted preliminary approval of a class action settlement. Click here for more information.
Hospitality Properties Trust
Sage Hospitality Resources