7:04 PM EDT, May 3, 2011
GLENDALE (KTLA) -- Three women who claimed they were attacked by bed bugs while staying at a Glendale Motel have settled a lawsuit against the motel, attorneys said Monday.
Attorneys representing the three women, Nicole Eatman, Vera Domini and Regina Martocci, said they met with representatives of the Rodeway Inn-Regalodge Motel and its franchiser, Choice Hotels International, last week to reach a settlement.
They filed a motion last Thursday to dismiss the case, according to court documents.
They did not disclaim the terms of the settlement.
Eatman, Domini and Martocci stayed at the motel on West Colorado Street on October 5, 2009 and claim that they were bitten hundreds of times by bed bugs.
The women say that, after the first night, they noticed they were itchy. After the second night, they thought they had been bitten by mosquitoes, but, by the third night, they say they knew it was bed bugs.
The friends say they flipped the mattresses over and found "blood-engorged bed bugs," according to the suit.
They went to a laundry mat and washed their clothes, then came back to check out and ask for a refund, which was denied by the hotel manager.
The motel is independently operated, but its franchiser, Choice Hotels International, was also named in the complaint.
For a listing of hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts where bed bugs have been reported, visit: www.bedbugregistry.com.