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2013 High School Mock Trial Case

Logan Gray vs. JML Properties, Inc. d/b/a Meadows Resort and Spa

This civil case is set in Spartan, South Carolina.  During the night and early morning hours of July 11-12, 2008, while the Plaintiff attempted to sleep, the Plaintiff suffered numerous bed bug bites. The Plaintiff was employed as a news anchor and investigative reporter, who aired a news story on bed bug infestation occurring at one of the JML Properties. The defendant, JML Properties, alleges that the bed bugs were planted by the Plaintiff. The defendant also claims that the news story was defamatory and deterred potential guests from booking or keeping reservations at the hotel. As a result, the Defendant has sustained substantial financial losses.