Elk Grove, CA asked in Small Claims for California

Q: We left a passport in Nevada hotel.They shredded it after 30 days.This is going to cost my vacation 5000$Can I sue

We left our passport in a Nevada hotel,

We called them and they said they have it and gave us an Item number and we said we would come within 7 days and we came within 5.

Come to find out they shredded our passport and said it’s policy for 30 days.

We heard that it’s a 90 day policy on items like a passport, we have a vacation planned on 1/20/21 and it’s non refundable for 5000$ .

Can we do anything?

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3 Lawyer Answers
William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You can get a replacement passport. There are expedited services available to get one same day. As a result, your damages are zero, even if the hotel had a duty to preserve your property.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
Answered
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Get the passport on an expedited basis and if you incur any incidental costs you can sue them in small claims court.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: GET AN EXPEDITED PASSPORT.......THOUGH I DON'T KNOW HOW DIFFICULT THAT WOULD BE TODAY AND HOW SMART IT WOULD BE TO TRAVEL DURING THE AGE OF COVID.

IS TRAVEL AVAILABLE?

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