Elevator Malfunction Litigation

On September 8, 2015, a lawsuit was filed against CSC and two other defendants over an elevator incident that occurred at the Hilton Anchorage in September 2013. The plaintiff alleges that, while attending an event at the hotel, she suffered various injuries after the elevator descended abruptly and she was trapped.[1] In answering the plaintiff’s allegations, CSC wrote that it “admits that while she was riding the elevator it stopped before arriving at her intended destination and the doors did not open,” but the company “denies that the elevator ‘plunged’ from the 14th floor to the 5th floor or that the elevator experienced a ‘free fall’ or anything of that sort.”[2] The case remains in litigation.

[1] Roberta Urena v. Schindler Elevator Corporation, Columbia Sussex, Otis Elevator Company, (U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska Case Number 3:15-cv-00223-RRB, complaint filed 09/08/15).
[2] Roberta Urena v. Schindler Elevator Corporation, Columbia Sussex, Otis Elevator Company, (U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska Case Number 3:15-cv-00223-RRB, complaint filed 09/08/15); ECF No. 10, ¶ 5.

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