Case Study: Baum-Holland v. Hilton
This is a classic negligence case, With the added duty of care owed by hotels to their guests. While duties are discussed and analyzed in this case, the primary issues related to causation. An otherwise unhealthy guest drowned while snorkeling at a resort. The hotel blamed his poor health and asserted that he died of heart failure. The plaintiffs claimed he drowned, caused by failure of the resort to provide proper safety equipment, supervision and medical treatment. The court grapples with the standard of proof required for these elements and whether they are met by the facts of the case.
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