On July 7, 2020, in the federal sex trafficking matter, C.K. v. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc., et al., 3:19-cv-1412 (M.D. Fla.), the brand Hotelier Defendants, won their motions to dismiss Plaintiff’s claims of direct liability and claims of vicarious liability based upon theories of piercing the corporate veil, apparent and actual agency, and alter ego liability. FDCC Defense Counsel Member Marisa Trasatti and her colleagues, Robert E. Scott, Jr., and Kevin Foreman were successful in convincing the Court to dismiss the claims. The Plaintiff was granted leave to amend the Complaint solely as to vicarious liability based on an actual agency theory. The Complaint’s fatal flaw was its impermissible shotgun pleading approach.

Marisa Trasatti
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker
Baltimore, MD