Rental company in Ohio sued over alleged bedbugs
Thursday, July 7, 2011
DAYTON, Ohio - Three roommates who say their rental furniture
was infested with bedbugs have sued the southwest Ohio business
that supplied the items.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Dayton says the roommates became
infested with bedbugs after renting a couch, loveseat, lamps and
tables from a Rent-A-Center. The lawsuit says they immediately
developed red bumps from bug bites after moving the furniture into
their home in February.
The Dayton Daily News reports that the lawsuit alleges the
Rent-A-Center was negligent and caused emotional distress. It says
the roommates had to hire an exterminator and get rid of
The lawsuit seeks compensatory and punitive damages to be
determined at trial.
Xavier Dominicis (ZAY'-vyur dahm-uh-NEE'-ceez), a spokesman for
Plano, Texas-based Rent-A-Center, would not comment on pending
litigation but says the company has policies to guard against