It might have been bearable if the horror had stopped when Paul Gayter and his wife Flora Nicholas learned that their 9-year-old daughter had been molested by a hotel employee during a family vacation.

Or if it had stopped when the hotel’s insurer, American International Group, decided on exceptionally tough tactics — endless depositions, private investigators and psychological tests — to prevent a payout to the family. Or when federal prosecutors, perhaps acting on a tip from lawyers for the insurer and hotel, started questioning the family’s immigration status (they’re from Britain) and launching criminal probes into their business dealings. Or when a settlement deal with the hotel fell apart and the battle headed back to court.

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