United States District Court, W.D. Washington
ANDREWS SKINNER, PS Stephen G. Skinner, WSBA# 17317 Alison
Markette, WSBA# 46477 Attorneys for Defendant
MAXWELL GRAHAM, PS Rebeccah Graham, WSBA#20494 Attorney for
MAXWELL GRAHAM, PS Michael A. Maxwell, WSBA# 21781 Attorney
L. ROBERT UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
is vested in this Court by virtue of 28 U.S.C. § 1441(a)
and 28 U.S.C. §1 332(a)(l).
Plaintiff will pursue at trial the following claims:
Defendant will pursue the following claims and/or affirmative
defenses at trial:
Comparative negligence by the Plaintiff;
Allocation to all at-fault entities, including parties and
non-parties, per RCW 4.22.070;
Plaintiffs complaints and damages were caused by unrelated
pre-existing or subsequent conditions for which Defendant is
not legally responsible;
Plaintiff s damages were caused by unavoidable consequences,
acts, or omissions beyond the direction, supervision, or
control of the defendant.
Defendant Hyatt Corporation owns the Hyatt Regency Bellevue
located in Bellevue Place, which is a mixed-use project
located in downtown Bellevue.
addition to the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, a number of other
businesses are located in Bellevue Place, including the 13
Coins Restaurant ("13 Coins").
June 15, 2017, Plaintiff Kathryn Lister went to 13 Coins for
coffee and dessert with her family.
Lister arrived at 13 Coins restaurant shortly before 11:25pm.
Shortly after arriving at 13 Coins, Lister needed to use the
Lister exited 13 Coins through open double doors to enter the
Hyatt lobby to use the restroom which was located in the
lobby of the Hyatt hotel.
Lister walked through the lobby towards the restrooms.
11;55 p.m., Lister rounded a corner to enter the restroom
area, and lost her balance in what she describes as vomit,
fell to the floor and was injured.
Lister fractured her left hip when she fell.
Lister's injury required a surgical repair.
Between 11:30 pm and midnight on June 15, 2017, the following
employees of Defendant Hyatt Corporation were on duty at the
front desk in the lobby of the Hyatt Hotel: assistant
management trainee Roxanne Taggart-Hugo, night auditor Jaeson
Bloom, and night auditor Daniel Ruegel.
shift of Hyatt Regency Bellevue housekeeping staff ends at
Between 11:30 p.m. and midnight on June 15, 2017, no
housekeeping staff were on duty ...