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Ohio Motel 6 Lawyer & Privacy Settlements

Cincinnati Privacy Attorney and Ohio Motel 6 Lawyer reviewing Motel 6 security breach lawsuits and privacy settlements for affected Motel 6 guests and plaintiffs nationwide


Motel 6 has agreed to pay a $12 million settlement in the state of Washington after several motel locations illegally gave personal information of Motel 6 guests to Immigration and Customs Enforcement without warrants. A class action lawsuits was filed last year, noting that certain motels violated guests’ privacy and discriminated against them.

Similar class action lawsuits have been filed in other states as well. Last year Motel 6 agreed to pay almost $9 million to settle a lawsuit in Arizona claiming the same guest privacy violations. The Washington claim noted Motel 6 shared information of about 80,000 guests in just one state from 2015 to 2017. Customs agents targeted guests with Latino-sounding names in immigration investigations without warrants. Many guests were questioned, detained and deported as a result of the privacy breach and information disclosures. More consumer protection Motel 6 class action lawsuits are expected to follow in the wake of the settlements in other states including Ohio.

If you have been a Motel guest in the last few years, you may have had your private information unlawfully handed over to government officials and may have a claim against the motel chain. Contact The Lyon Firm to discuss your legal options.

Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati privacy attorney and Ohio Motel 6 Lawyer reviewing lawsuits and settlements for Motel 6 guests. Consumer protection violation claims can be brought by plaintiffs in Ohio and nationwide.


Motel 6 Guest Privacy & Consumer Protection Lawsuits


The second Motel 6 settlement compensated those affected by the privacy and breach and resulted in the motel chain and Blackstone, the equity group ownership, signing a commitment in no longer sharing guest information without a warrant at any of its American locations.

Plaintiffs are quick to state how disruptive, illegal and violating of privacy the Motel 6 actions have been, and lawsuits have held the company liable for the damages. The motel chain has been apologetic and agrees to “continue to enforce its guest privacy policy, which prohibits the sharing of guest information except in cases where a judicially enforceable warrant or subpoena is present, or local law requires this information.” The company has also said it has trained management in additional corporate oversight practices in cases where law enforcement agents are involved.


Ohio Motel 6 Lawyer & Class Action Privacy Settlements


The Lyon Firm is investigating similar claims in Ohio and the Midwest where motels have unlawfully handed over private information to third parties, including immigration officials. Plaintiffs suing Motel 6 and other companies leaking private information are gathering clients in class action lawsuits nationwide. Legal action can help provide compensation and protect immigrants and citizens in the future.

Motel 6 allegedly violated state consumer-protection laws by turning over entire motel guest lists to authorities. They are implementing a new tool on its website for guests to report possible privacy violations. More than $10 million of the Washington settlement fund will be paid out to affected guests.


Motel 6 violated consumer protection laws and has settled related lawsuits

If you or a loved one has been affected by Motel 6 privacy violations, and have questions about the legal remedies available, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, an Ohio Motel 6 Lawyer, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding class action consumer protection lawsuits.

Contact us today.