Q: Marriott hotel sublet the event hosting time slot paid my me to another party. Want to sue Marriott.
Marriott hotel in Kolkata, India was booked by us for a day to host my brother's marriage. Marriott sneaked in two more parties in our time slot before our events began and hence we could not decorate our event properly since other parties were still present. The time slot assigned to us was clearly stated in the written and signed Marriott contract, the fees for which was paid fully by us. We have ample evidence to prove that breach of contract happened including inflicting mental anguish in one in a lifetime event such as marriage. Only one issue here. We are US residents and this event took place in a Marriott branch outside of US, in Kolkata, India. Please advice on how can be enforce the jurisdiction and sue Marriott for damages. Marriott corporate headquarters in US may say that they are not responsible for wrongdoings of their franchises outside of US. How can you help?
A: Where did you sign the contract, in the US or in India? What does the contract say, (the terms and conditions may be online) do Indian or US laws apply? You can always write a demand letter to Marriott in the US. he worst they can do is say no.
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A: Marriott may have a choice of law in one of the agreements you signed with it. You need to find it out and have an attorney to review the documents. Based on my cases with Marriott, Maryland is always the jurisdiction it desires. As Attorney Tolley mentioend, you may be able to write a demand letter, but you need to talk with an attorney first before taking any actions. My answer does not build the client-attorney relationship.
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