This case involves a slip and fall at a luxury hotel. The plaintiff, a sixty-three-year-old woman, attended a nonprofit charity auction of rare antique artifacts and memorabilia at a large hotel. In order to power the large PA system that the auctioneer spoke through, the hotel laid out large wires which were covered by rugs in most areas (the hotel owned and operated the PA system). In the hallway that led to the restroom, however, there were eight feet of exposed wire that had been taped down. There was no warning or markings to indicate the hazard. As the plaintiff went to the restroom, she tripped and fell. She broke her wrist and fractured her hip, which required extensive surgery to repair.