Hotel Liability In Disease Outbreak May Hinge On Water Plan

Law360, New York (August 29, 2012, 8:48 PM EDT) -- The liability the JW Marriott Chicago hotel may face over an outbreak of a form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires' disease, which has resulted in two deaths linked to its premises, could center on whether its water management plan follows a recommended, but still not finalized, new standard, experts say.

While the outbreak is still in the early stages of investigation, any potential lawsuits will turn on whether the hotel took reasonable care in maintaining its plumbing and whether it has a structured mitigation plan similar...
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