December 20, 2017 04:14 PM
The former owner of an Indiana hotel is being sued for charging a woman $350 for posting a negative online review saying there was hair and dirt on the sheets in her room.
The state of Indiana's lawsuit contends Andrew Szakaly violated the state's deceptive consumer sales act by charging guests $350 if they posted negative reviews but didn't inform management about problems during their stay at the Abbey Inn & Suites.
It seeks reimbursement for the former guest and an order barring the Nashville, Indiana, hotel from enforcing any such policy.
Szakaly says he's no longer the hotel's owner-operator.
Former guest Katrina Arthur tells WRTV-TV she wrote a negative review after a March 2016 stay. She says her room was dirty, with hairs and dirt on bed sheets.
The Associated Press
Updated: December 20, 2017 04:14 PM
Created: December 20, 2017 02:32 PM
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