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Jane Doe 1 v. Red Roof Inns

United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division

April 13, 2020, Decided; April 13, 2020, Filed

CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:19-cv-03840-WMR

Opinion

ORDER GRANTING CERTAIN MOTIONS TO DISMISS, GRANTING MOTION TO STRIKE ALLEGATIONS, DENYING CERTAIN MOTIONS TO DISMISS THE AMENDED COPLAINT AS MOOT AND DENYING MOTIONS FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS AS MOOT

This case comes before the Court on Motions to Dismiss the Amended Complaint filed by defendants Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. ("WHRI"), Choice Hotels International, Inc. ("Choice"), Hilton Franchise Holding LLC, Hilton Domestic Operating Company Inc., and Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (collectively referred to herein as "Hilton"), Microtel Inns & Suites Franchising, Inc. ("MISF"), Ramada Worldwide Inc. ("RWI"), La Quinta Worldwide, LLC ("LQW"), LQ Management LLC ("LQM"), CorePoint Lodging Inc. ("CorePoint"), CPLG Properties LLC ("CPLG Properties"), CPLG HOL LLC ("CPLG HOL"), Laxmi Druid Hills Hotel, LLC ("Laxmi"), JHM Hotels Management, Inc. ("JHM"), and Auro Hotels Management, LLC ("AHM"). [See Docs. 132, 133, 160, 203, 204, 205, 206, and 208]. Also before the Court is Choice's Motion to Strike certain allegations from the Amended Complaint. [Doc. 133]. [*5] 

Upon consideration of the arguments presented and authorities cited by the parties, the applicable law, and all appropriate matters of record, the Court GRANTS the motions to dismiss of WHRI, MISF, RWI, LQW, CorePoint, CPLG HOL, Choice, and Hilton without prejudice. In addition, the Court strikes Plaintiff's allegations from the Amended Complaint concerning sex trafficking and the relationship between sex trafficking and the hotel industry generally, and the Court orders the Plaintiff to recast her complaint, removing all general allegations about sex trafficking or the sex trafficking industry that are not related to a specific Defendant and setting forth specific allegations as to each remaining Defendant with supporting facts.1 As a result of the leave to amend the complaint, the motions to dismiss of LQM, CPLG Properties, Laxmi, JHM, and AHM are DENIED as moot.

I. BACKGROUND

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2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67139 *

JANE DOE 1, Plaintiff, v. RED ROOF INNS, INC., et al., Defendants.

CORE TERMS

allegations, amended complaint, hotel, Franchisor, trafficking, motion to dismiss, Affiliate, sex, pleadings, franchise, MOOT, motion to strike, Properties, franchisee's, racketeering activity, remaining defendant, conspiracy, ORDERS