Lawsuit filed against W over falling glass panels

June 30, 2011 | In The News, Sean Breen

By Gary Dinges, Austin American-Statesman Staff

Two people injured earlier this month when a pair of glass panels fell more than 20 stories into the pool area at the W Austin are suing the hotel and operator Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.

The suit, filed late yesterday by attorney Sean Breen, alleges the hotel had been warned about potential problems with the glass prior to the June 10 incident. After the panels fell, the two hotel guests claim the W’s response was inadequate, allowing three more to crash down Monday afternoon.

“One of the major concerns of my clients is that the W wasn’t doing what it needed to do,” Breen said. “This is clearly a serious problem.” (more…)

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