SAN ANTONIO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – “The cash was extra essential than human life.” That’s what one Texas household is accusing a resort of after they have been pressured to hunt shelter through the devastating winter storms in February.
The household stated a La Quinta resort in San Antonio raised costs whereas they stayed there. They’re additionally a part of a value gouging lawsuit filed by Texas Lawyer Normal Ken Paxton.
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Paxton alleged the resort charged exorbitant costs for rooms when households with out energy or water at their properties have been in search of shelter.
Randy Anderson talked to KENS 5 and stated the household was making an attempt to maintain their 101-year-old grandmother alive throughout traditionally low temperatures after they misplaced energy and water.
“Any type of chilly might deliver on pneumonia or any respiratory factor that would take grandma away from us,” Anderson stated. “… We simply wished to get her shelter and hold her protected and hold the youngsters heat.”
The household of six booked two rooms at a La Quinta. After three days of staying there, they obtained information from a supervisor that costs have been going up.
“She stated it was going from $74 bucks an evening to $199 an evening,” Anderson stated.
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Anderson stated he recorded the dialog and requested for a motive for the worth improve.
“She stated it’s just like the airways. She stated ‘I’m just like the airways. I can change the costs once I need,’” Anderson stated. “She stated ‘what you need to perceive is there are lots of people who need to come right here and pay $199 proper now,’”
The household stated their pastor paid greater than $200 per room for them.
“You don’t deal with folks or have them in a determined scenario and squeeze extra out of them as a result of you possibly can,” Anderson stated.
Based on Paxton, there are different households that even have related claims.
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KENS 5 reached out to the corporate that operates the La Quinta resort. An one that stated he was an worker stated they don’t agree with Paxton and that they weren’t value gouging.