$25 Million Wrongful Death Lawsuit Asks Court To Halt Airbnb Listings Of Homes With Swimming Pool

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NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Dec. 9, 2017 - PRLog -- Los Angeles, December 8, 2017

A $25 million USD wrongful death lawsuit was filed today at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, Los Angeles Superior Court, against Airbnb for damages. The lawsuit also requests an injunction against Airbnb's listings of homes with swimming pool unless these homes provide pool safety equipment and drowning rescue equipment at the pool site, as well as compliance with other swimming pool safety statutes. The lawsuit, filed by attorney Emmanuel Nsahlai of NSAHLAI LAW FIRM, seeks to alleviate the irreparable harm to Airbnb guests who may drown at Airbnb homes with swimming pools due to the lack of pool safety equipment such as a fence, life hook, shepherd's crook, body floater, pool safety ring, rope line dividers, rescue tube, and the like, as well as pool warning and pool depth notifications. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of a family who tragically lost their son, a pre-pharmacy college student, when he drowned at an Airbnb pool home with no pool safety or drowning rescue equipment which could have been used to save his life, the Complaint alleges.

The lawsuit alleges that Airbnb holds itself out to the public as a trusted, safe, and verified community of homes, and as such Airbnb should ensure that its' homes with swimming pools are indeed trusted, safe, and verified as such, as per the representations of their leasing contract, and as per duties created by common law.

The family of the decedent is very concerned at the further loss of life at Airbnb's listings of homes with swimming pools which are not in compliance with certain pool safety and drowning rescue laws, rules and regulations. "We will like to assist in preventing other deaths, and thereby avoid other families from suffering the same extreme emotional distress, pain, sorrow, and depression, at losing a child from a preventable swimming pool death at Airbnb listings," said the deceased family's representative.

For additional details on the lawsuit, attorney Emmanuel Nsahlai may be reached via email at: nsahlai.e@nsahlailawfirm.com


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