Menu at the top of stairs – Issues
1. Is the Ruffin’s Crystal Palace Hotel liable for injuries suffered by Ms. Toppell from falling down the stairs while reading the menu? Is Mr. Toppell entitled to damages for loss of consortium?
2. Is Marriott international liable to the Toppells due to its operational control as established by the Franchise Agreement with Ruffin’s?
3. Is Marriott International liable to the Toppells due to the apparent authority of Marriott by use of the name and trademark on the property?