In the Queen's Bench Division, Baron Pollock and a special jury had before them the case -, of Carey v Long's Hotel (Limited). The plaintiffs,; Mr and Mrs Astor Carey, Americans, sued the proprietors of Long's Hotel, m New Bondstreet to recover £586, the value of some bank notes and jewellery which were stolen while they were staying at the defendants' hotel during their honeymoon. The defence was that the plaintiffs had not exercised ordinary core, as the property was taken from a drawer m a wardrobe, which was nob locked. This, however, was said to be due to the fact that there was no key, but this Avas denied. The defendants also placed reliance on the , fact that, the door of the bedroom was not locked, but it was said it was left opon so that the A\aiter might attend to a fire. The defendants also said that plaintiffs ought to have placed the. goods with the manager, and that they allowed others to become aware that they had a quantity of jewellery with them. The jury returned » A'erdict for the plaintiffs for £586. Judgment was then giA'en accordingly.
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Hotelkeepers' Liability, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2522, 19 September 1890
Hotelkeepers' Liability Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2522, 19 September 1890
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