Carter v. Innisfree Hotel, Inc

In Carter v. Innisfree Hotel, Inc. (Ala. 1995) 661 So. 2d 1174, the plaintiff husband and wife discovered that a mirror in their hotel room had been scratched on the back in order to enable someone to view their room from an adjacent room. While it was a disputed issue of fact as to whether someone had actually viewed the plaintiffs in their hotel room, the Alabama Supreme Court concluded that proof that the plaintiffs had been viewed was not a prerequisite for recovery. "There can be no doubt that the possible intrusion of foreign eyes into the private seclusion of a customer's hotel room is an invasion of that customer's privacy." (Id. at p. 1179.)