LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles couple is suing Motel 6, alleging wrongful death, negligence, premises liability, negligent hiring, retention and supervision, negligent infliction of emotional distress and loss of consortium in the death of their daughter.
Blanca and Ramon Martinez filed a complaint March 3, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against
Motel 6 Operating LP, G6 Hospitality LLC and Does 1-100,
alleging they failed to provide a reasonably safe environment for its business invitees.
According to the complaint, on March 3, 2015, the death of their 17-year-old daughter caused the Martinezes to suffer great loss and damage, funeral and burial expenses, and they were deprived of the love, care, consortium, society and comfort of their daughter. The suit says Wendy Carolina Martinez was fatally shot in the face with a handgun by a convicted felon on probation within the premises of a Motel 6 in the North Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to take adequate measures to protect people entering their premises, failed to employ adequate security to deter criminal acts and failed to properly supervise and train their employees during emergency cases.
The Martinezes seek trial by jury, general and special damages, costs of suit, interest, and all relief the court deems proper. They are represented by attorney Ricardo Perez of The Law Office of Ricardo Perez in Downey.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 17-cv-01759