Michigan Couple Sues Waldorf-Astoria for Alleged Bedbug Infestation

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    The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Saturday, March 13, 1999.

    A Michigan couple has filed a lawsuit claiming their room at New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel was infested with bedbugs.

    Christine and David Drabicki charged in the lawsuit filed Thursday that they unwittingly brought the bedbugs home with them after they stayed at the Waldorf in May. They say they had to flee their home in Plymouth, Mich. for six weeks while it was fumigated.

    A spokesman for Hilton Worldwide, which owns the Waldorf, said the couple's room tested negative for bedbugs.

    This is the third time this year that guests have complained of bedbugs at the posh hotel. The Waldorf has said it found no evidence of bedbugs.

    Alan Schnurman, a lawyer for the Michigan couple, said Christine Drabicki "has been ostracized in her community" because of the bugs.