Guest blames Hilton for assault at Altamonte Springs hotel

By Delma M. Serrano | Oct 25, 2017

ORLANDO — A Florida man is suing a Hilton Hotel operator, alleging negligence and invasion of privacy led to an assault on the plaintiff.

ORLANDO — A Florida man is suing a Hilton Hotel operator, alleging negligence and invasion of privacy led to an assault on the plaintiff.

J.R. Fulton filed a complaint Oct. 4 in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court in Florida Orange County against Hilton Hotel, alleging the hotel operator breached its duty to protect its business invitees and patrons from criminal assaults.

According to the complaint, on April 18, 2016, Fulton, a guest at Hilton Altamonte Springs, suffered assault, destruction, loss of personal property, permanent bodily injuries, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and mental anguish after being beaten by Sheila Fulton, who had been given a key to the plaintiff's room by hotel staff. The suit says Sheila Fulton also destroyed the plaintiff's clothing, property and personal effects.

The plaintiff alleges Hilton Hotel failed to have adequate security on the premises, failed to warn guests of the danger of criminal assault and failed to limit access to the premises including the room assigned to him.

J.R. Fulton seeks trial by jury, compensatory damages in excess of $15,000, punitive damages, costs and interest. He is represented by attorney Carl R. Hayes of Tampa. 

9th Judicial Circuit Court in Florida Orange County case number 62227029

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