Rental Websites Didn't Inspect Cabin, Poisoned Guests Say

Law360 (February 14, 2020, 6:30 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania couple blamed vacation-rental website and its affiliated company, HomeAway Inc., for carbon monoxide poisoning they suffered during a September 2019 stay at a vacation cabin in the Pocono Mountains that they rented through the service, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Friday.

Matthew and Anna Patrick’s lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania said VRBO, HomeAway, and the cabin’s owner, New Jersey-based Parlay Inc., were negligent in their upkeep of the “Skytop Cottage,” a rental cabin where a carbon monoxide leak sickened the couple during the first night of a wedding...

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