Innkeeper Liability Laws

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"Innkeeper Liability Laws"

First time I have heard this term, I asked Peter to tell us more! Have you heard of this before?

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I have always left this to our ins. carrier as that is where I would go if anyone files a claim.  So now I just looked up the law here and find this:

"The innkeeper's liability to guests, whether contractual or delictual, for stolen or damaged personal belongings that were not delivered to the innkeeper, is limited to five hundred dollars if he provides a safe deposit facility for such belongings and if he posts notice of the availability of a safe, unless the innkeeper has assumed greater liability by a separate written contract."

So if I read this correctly, if I provide a safe for storage of valuables, (and it sounds like I would be in control of them) we are limited to $500.  Can you imagine what size a safe I would have to have if everyone left me with their computers as well as what they determine to be valuable?  Just this last weekend I had a room with 4 laptops left out (cords all over the floor, a story for another day), add my other rooms and I would need a huge safe.  Ugg. 

So now it is off to read the details in my ins. contract to see how much I am really covered.  -  

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We have this in Maine: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/30-a/title30-Asec3851.html (also sections 3852, 3853, and 3853)

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Thanks!

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