Guest Claims Hotel Tricked Him Into Buying Newspaper
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A Hilton Hotel guest claims he was tricked into buying USA Today. Rodney Harmon picked up a newspaper that a California hotel left outside his door. He says he thought it was free and only realized later that the hotel billed him seventy-five cents. A rival paper, the San Francisco Chronicle, reports on what happened next. Mr. Harmon sued, saying that the printed paper amounted to, quote, "an offensive waste of precious resources and energy."
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