The tort system of damages in the United States, and specifically in California, is quite different from other countries. When someone is injured in another jurisdiction, the rules change. Nevertheless, it is possible to have the matter resolved and litigated in California. In the case of Ms. Nathan, had she booked her tour through a major airline with offices in California, and if the (foreign) hotel was part of the travel package, there is a good chance that the California court would hear the matter. Our tort system allows the injured a chance to recover expenses without the worry of fees.