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What the Erin Andrews verdict could mean for hotels and their guests

What the Erin Andrews verdict could mean for hotels and their guests

The $55-million jury verdict over nude videos of sportscaster Erin Andrews taken through a hotel peephole will likely reverberate a long time for hotels and their guests, whether she ever collects the money or not.

After the Nashville jury rendered its decision Monday, Andrews said it would "hold accountable those whose job it is to protect everyone's safety, security and privacy."

Legal experts tend to agree, saying that aside from Andrews' celebrity status, the jury's award reflects people's expectation that hotels must honor their privacy.

And one of the jurors said that's exactly what the panel hoped to do.

"We were sending a message out...

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