LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) – A California man alleges a Las Vegas hotel failed to disclose that legionella bacteria was present in its water system to guests earlier this year.

Jay Ames, individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated filed a complaint on Oct. 11 in the 8th Judicial District Court Clark County, Nevada against Caesars Entertainment Corp., doing business as Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, and Does 1-50 for allege violation of Nevada Deceptive Trade Practices Act and Nevada's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between March 15 and March 19, he was a registered guest at defendant's Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino when legionella bacteria was present in the hotel's water system. He alleges that defendant knew of the issue for months but continued to reserve and rent rooms to guests without notifying them.

The suit states that he received a letter from the defendant in July advising him of the bacteria during his stay.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants concealed and failed to disclose the material fact to all guests of the hotel about the state of the water system.

The plaintiff seeks judgment for compensatory, punitive and exemplary damages; attorney fees; costs of suit; prejudgment interest; and any such other relief the court deems fair, just and equitable. He is represented by Adam C. Rapaport of The Law Office of Adam C. Rapaport in North Las Vegas, Nevada.

The defendant removed the case to U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada on Nov. 20.

U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada case number 2:17-cv-02910-GMN-VCF

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