On September 11, 2020 a female identified as Jane Doe filed a lawsuit against the Lani Kai alleging she was “sexually battered, sexually assaulted and raped” at the motel. Lee County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Fuller has set a case management date of March 16th.
The lawsuit, seeking $30,000, alleges that the motel “knew of past criminal activity occurring on the premises and should have known that criminal activity would have endangered guests, visitors, invites and employees.” The suit goes on to say that motel staff should have recognized security measures at the time of the alleged incident were either non-existent, lacking, inadequate or were not being performed as expected.”
Jane Doe alleges in the lawsuit that the attack took place on March 10, 2020 and that violent criminal activity had been taking place at the motel for the previous three years and the Lani Kai had knowledge of that activity.
The suit alleges 14 ways the Lani Kai’s security measured failed guests that led to Jane Doe suffering “bodily injuries, pain and suffering, disability, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, the expense of medical care and treatment, loss of the ability to earn money and aggravation of pre-existing condition.”
The suit says the losses pare permanent and continuing in nature and Jane Doe will suffer losses in the future.
The suit says the Lani Kai is responsible and liable for the damages resulting from Jane Dow being “sexually battered, sexually assaulted, and raped on the premises by an unknown individual.”
The March 16 case management meeting (which will be held via zoom) is for both sides to work out the details for a trial.