#1
Well guys, went to a show recently, and at the hotel, i had to check out by noon, but unfortunately my ride wouldn't be in that city (5 hours from home) until 7 pm. So, the hotel offered to keep my stuff there, but when they put it in the back, they didnt give me a luggage tag. I didn't realize that until later. I showed back up to pick up my bag, and it was gone. They say they cannot find it anywhere, so it is stolen. Contents: $1000 camera and lenses, drumstick signed by Chris Raines of Norma Jean, guitar pick signed by Scottie Henry of Norma Jean, and 2 cd's signed by the band, among other things ($300 winter coat etc).

The hotel is not filing an insurance claim and telling me to eat the cost. They say that because they have a policy and a sign stating they are not responsible for lost or stolen items, they are not going to help me at all. In total, $1800 worth of stuff is gone.

Does the pit think it would it be worth taking this to court and asking for $1800, legal fees and damages?

NOTE: I am in Canada (the case would be in Manitoba)
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Last edited by Brendan.Clace at Mar 18, 2009,
#2
No. They have a policy which states they will not be held accountable. Also the signed stuff is worth nothing more considering it is signed. That is a sentimental value, not monetary

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#3
Nope!, If they have a dissclaimer ie. that sign that says they are not liable for lost or stolen items then I hate to say it dude but tuff ****!
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Nope!, If they have a dissclaimer ie. that sign that says they are not liable for lost or stolen items then I hate to say it dude but tuff ****!


I was checked out at the time they took my bag, and so therefore, as under verbal guarantee, no?
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#7
That really sucks TS

I wonder if they just randomly pick someone every week and steal their ****?


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and I'd say if the employees who told you that they'd keep it still stick to that story, that may override the sign, but consult a lawyer anyway, they'll advise what to do better than pit-dwellers.
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and I'd say if the employees who told you that they'd keep it still stick to that story, that may override the sign, but consult a lawyer anyway, they'll advise what to do better than pit-dwellers.


the person that took it fully admits she took it, and remembers taking it.
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#11
I've heard before that signs such as that are only to deter people from suing, and actually carry no effect. It may just be the sign that carries no effect, and they may actually have agreements, but in some places it is not so.
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I've heard before that signs such as that are only to deter people from suing, and actually carry no effect. It may just be the sign that carries no effect, and they may actually have agreements, but in some places it is not so.



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And yeah, i heard that too. And, as i was under no legal obligation due to me checking out and such, and had verbal confirmation that my stuff was safe.... ??
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I was checked out at the time they took my bag, and so therefore, as under verbal guarantee, no?

NO. You are wasting your time sorry dude

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#14
Ask a lawyer. Best way to go.


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#15
You will get charged for a consultation with a lawyer. On the other hand i am a law student

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You will get charged for a consultation with a lawyer. On the other hand i am a law student


Then how about the negligence they exhibited when the employee "forgot" to give me a tag for my luggage....its not my responsibility to make sure she does her job.
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#18
Why didn't you ask them about that before you gave them your stuff? It's more of your fault than the hotel.