WVC 16 - 6 - 22
§16-6-22. Liability of hotel or restaurant keeper for loss of
property; deposit of valuables.
It shall be the duty of the keepers of hotels and
restaurants to exercise due care and diligence in providing
honest servants and employees, and to take every reasonable
precaution to protect the persons and property of their guests
and boarders, but no such keeper of any hotel or restaurant shall
be held liable in a greater sum than two hundred and fifty
dollars for the loss of any wearing apparel, baggage or other
property, not hereinafter mentioned, belonging to a guest or
boarder, when such loss takes place from the room or rooms
occupied by said guest or boarder; and no keeper of a hotel or
restaurant shall be held liable for any loss on the part of any
guest or boarder of jewelry, money or other valuables of like
nature, provided such keeper shall have posted in a conspicuous
place in the room or rooms occupied by such guest or boarder, and
in the hotel office and public reception room of such hotel or
restaurant, a notice stating that jewelry, money and other
valuables of like nature must be deposited in the office of such
hotel (or restaurant), unless such loss shall take place from
such office after such deposit.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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