Hospitality

  • September 22, 2020

    Topgolf Says Rival Wants A 'Mulligan' In Antitrust Suit

    Topgolf has told a Texas federal court that SureShot is trying to take a second swing at claims that have already been tossed with a new suit accusing the golf entertainment company of blocking access to technology the would-be rival said it needed to compete.

  • September 22, 2020

    Equinox Trainer Accuses Gym Of Race, Sex Bias In Firing

    Fitness chain Equinox did nothing to stop a Black trainer from receiving racist and sexist remarks from a client and a co-worker at one of its New York City gyms and later fired her when she complained, the trainer said Tuesday in a lawsuit filed in New York federal court.

  • September 22, 2020

    Cruise Line Must Face Robocall Suit Disputing Website Click

    A Florida federal judge has rejected a cruise line's bid to toss a suit accusing it of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, ordering it to appear at a bench trial in the case claiming that a user's website click assenting to arbitration didn't sufficiently form a contract.

  • September 22, 2020

    New DOL Independent Contractor Rule Asks Who's The Boss

    The U.S. Department of Labor's long-awaited proposed rule on classifying workers as employees or independent contractors would depart from decades of past practice by emphasizing some parts of a multifactor test over others, wage and hour attorneys told Law360.

  • September 22, 2020

    Judge Won't Reinstate Pa. Virus Restrictions During Appeal

    A Pennsylvania federal court on Tuesday denied Gov. Tom Wolf's request that it stay its ruling lifting the state's limits on gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, finding that the state did not show it would suffer "irreparable harm" if the limits were struck down pending an appeal.

  • September 22, 2020

    Workers Rip McDonald's Bid To Nix $500M Sex Bias Suit

    Two women accusing McDonald's of fostering a hostile work environment in its corporate-owned Florida restaurants have defended their $500 million proposed class action from the company's attempt to dismiss the suit, telling an Illinois federal court they've sufficiently backed up their claims.

  • September 22, 2020

    FTC Says Sanctuary Belize Attys Won't Give Funding Info

    The Federal Trade Commission has asked a Maryland federal court to force counsel for an operator of a purported Belize real estate scam to have a "sincere" phone conversation about documents showing who funds his defense, saying the law firm is obstructing its attempt to open a dialogue.

  • September 22, 2020

    Eatery's Challenge To Cuomo's 'Food Curfew' On Fast Track

    A federal judge on Tuesday ordered New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to quickly respond to a Brooklyn eatery's argument that the "coronavirus does not behave as a vampire, infecting others only when the moon is out," in a suit challenging his plan to close New York City for dining at midnight.

  • September 22, 2020

    Ex-GC Says NJ Casino Sent False Info To Gambling Enforcer

    An Atlantic City casino's former general counsel on Tuesday hit the hotel with state whistleblower and discrimination claims alleging she was fired for objecting to the business's decision to send false information to the state's Division of Gaming Enforcement and ultimately replaced by a less-experienced male attorney.

  • September 22, 2020

    Coronavirus Regulations: A State-By-State Week In Review

    As the stalemate over a new COVID-19 pandemic relief bill continues in the federal government, state lawmakers and leaders made progress over the past week with new measures to battle the health and financial fallout of the coronavirus.

  • September 22, 2020

    $2B Online Slots Deal Draws UK Antitrust Scrutiny

    The U.K.'s antitrust watchdog said Tuesday that it would probe Swedish live casino gambling technology company Evolution Gaming's proposal to buy gaming solutions business NetEnt for 19.6 billion Swedish kronor ($2.2 billion).

  • September 22, 2020

    Hartford Says Hospitality Group's COVID-19 Loss Not Covered

    Hartford Fire Insurance Co. has urged a Connecticut federal judge to ax a proposed class action lodged by a New York hospitality group seeking coverage for COVID-19 closures, arguing that the policy expressly excludes virus loss and that the group failed to allege direct physical damage.

  • September 22, 2020

    Holiday Parks Boss Banned After Investors Lose £19M

    The former head of a business that left investors £19 million ($24 million) out of pocket over a failed scheme where people invested in holiday chalets that were never built, has been banned, the Insolvency Service said Tuesday.

  • September 22, 2020

    Top EU Court Rules Cities Can Bar Short-Term Rentals

    Europe's top court ruled Tuesday that cities may crack down on some short-term rentals in tourism centers to combat affordable housing shortages, dealing a blow to the likes of Airbnb and other rental sites turning apartments and second homes into vacation accommodation. 

  • September 21, 2020

    Justice Ginsburg: Who She Was, How She Shaped The Law

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday at age 87. Here, Law360 looks at the feminist icon's legacy and the battle brewing over her seat.

  • September 21, 2020

    Law360's The Term: The Life And Legacy Of Justice Ginsburg

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is among the few on the U.S. Supreme Court to have etched her name into legal history long before donning a robe. In a special episode this week, Law360's The Term dives into her legacy as a pioneering women's rights advocate with two guests who worked by her side. 

  • September 21, 2020

    Insurer Says No Finger Scan Defense In Franchiser's Policy

    American Family Mutual Insurance Co. asked an Illinois federal judge Monday to declare that it has no duty to defend a McDonald's franchise owner against underlying state court claims that its finger-scanning practices violate employees' biometric privacy rights.

  • September 21, 2020

    Budding Textualist Star Barbara Lagoa Eyed For High Court

    Known as a budding superstar in Florida conservative legal circles, committed textualist Judge Barbara Lagoa could continue her lightning-quick ascent through the appellate ranks if President Donald Trump taps her for the now-vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat, where she would become the first Cuban-American, and first Floridian, to sit on the high court.

  • September 21, 2020

    McConnell Defends Election-Year Plan To Replace Ginsburg

    The Senate majority leader on Monday defended his plan to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this year, while the House speaker said the late jurist will become the first woman to lie in state at the Capitol.

  • September 21, 2020

    3 Key Developments As US Coronavirus Deaths Near 200,000

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention withdrew guidance on COVID-19 spread, the Trump administration's blueprint for distributing the coronavirus vaccine faced swift criticism, and litigation related to the pandemic continued to mount just as the number of confirmed U.S. virus-linked deaths neared 200,000. Here are three key developments to know.

  • September 21, 2020

    Steakhouse Chain Sizzler Hits Ch. 11 To Renegotiate Leases

    Family-themed steakhouse chain Sizzler filed for Chapter 11 protection late Monday in California, saying it needed to renegotiate the terms of its leases as it deals with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • September 21, 2020

    Cruise Lines Propose COVID-19 Safety Practices To CDC

    Frequent temperature checks, face mask requirements, and limited itineraries and activities may be features of cruise ship travel when U.S. trips resume during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on a list of recommendations released Monday from a panel convened by Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean.

  • September 21, 2020

    7th Circ. Won't Rethink Oneida Festival Permit Ruling

    The Seventh Circuit on Friday stood by its decision that the Oneida Nation doesn't need a permit from a Wisconsin village to hold its annual apple festival, rejecting the village's request to revisit the issue.

  • September 21, 2020

    Chuck E. Cheese Wins OK For $2.3M Deal To Destroy Prize Tix

    A Texas bankruptcy judge on Monday gave the parent of the Chuck E. Cheese restaurant chain the go-ahead to pay vendors $2.3 million to destroy 7 billion unneeded prize tickets, but warned that he expects the company to get its money's worth for the agreement.

  • September 21, 2020

    NBC Settles TM Suit Over Golfpass Service

    NBCUniversal Media LLC told a New York federal judge Monday that it has reached a deal resolving claims it stole the name and concept of its Golf Channel Golfpass subscription service from a golf club app developer, monopolizing the market for online tee time bookings.

Expert Analysis

  • Opinion

    The Case For A Nonpolitical Federal Judiciary

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    For the last 20 years, at the insistence of both parties, U.S. Supreme Court nominations have been fierce ideological battles — which is bad for the country and bad for the public's perception of the legitimacy of the court, say Judge Eric Moyé, Judge Craig Smith and Winston & Strawn partner Tom Melsheimer.

  • Va. Cos. Must Know The Limits Of COVID-19 Liability Waivers

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    Virginia businesses that require customers to sign liability waivers covering COVID-19-related injuries can still be held liable for negligence — but the right contractual language can help companies argue that the injured party assumed the risk of injury from the virus, say Ian Hoffman and Amy Johnson at Arnold & Porter.

  • The Keys To A Better Privilege Logging Paradigm

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    Current privilege logging practices to identify what information is being withheld from discovery often lead to costly disputes, so practitioners should adopt a system based on trust and good faith, similar to the presumptions embedded in the business judgment rule for corporate directors and officers, say Kevin Brady at Volkswagen and Charles Ragan and Ted Hiser at Redgrave.

  • White House Due Process Memo Could Reform Enforcement

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    A little-noticed memo recently issued by the Trump administration in response to the pandemic, directing federal agencies to provide greater due process to individuals and companies under regulatory investigation, represents a long-overdue sea change in the way justice is carried out in enforcement proceedings, say Joan Meyer and Norman Bloch at Thompson Hine.

  • Law Firm Hiring Considerations In A COVID-19 Economy

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    Financially robust law firms are entering the recruiting market aggressively knowing that dislocations like the COVID-19 crisis present rare competitive opportunities, and firms that remain on the sidelines when it comes to strategic hiring will be especially vulnerable to having their best talent poached, says Brian Burlant at Major Lindsey.

  • Opinion

    Lawyers Must Act To Preserve Democracy This Election

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    COVID-19 concerns and glaring gaps in registration threaten to dampen voter turnout in the 2020 election, so attorneys should take on the problem by leveraging their knowledge and resources in seven ways, says Laura Brill at Kendall Brill.

  • Opinion

    State AG Enforcement Is Important For Workers' Rights

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    A recent increase in state attorney general labor and employment enforcement — including a challenge that prompted a New York federal judge to strike down the U.S. Department of Labor’s joint employer rule last week — sends an important message that worker protections are not easily revoked, says Catherine Ruckelshaus at the National Employment Law Project.

  • How To Effectively Defend Witnesses In Remote Depositions

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    When a witness is isolated from the defending lawyer during a remote deposition, carefully planning the logistics and building witness confidence are critical to avoiding damaging admissions, say Jessica Staiger at Archer Daniels and Alec Solotorovsky at Eimer Stahl.

  • Whether And How To Compel Remote Arbitration

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    As the pandemic delays in-person arbitration hearings, mediator and arbitrator Theodore Cheng provides arbitrators with a checklist to examine the rationale and authority for compelling parties to participate in remote hearings.

  • The Unique Challenges Of Protecting A Law Firm Brand

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    Recent law firm trademark disputes highlight how the tension between legal ethics rules and trademark law can make it difficult for firms to select brands that are distinctive and entitled to protection, say Kimberly Maynard and Tyler Maulsby at Frankfurt Kurnit.

  • The Latest Labeling Issues For Plant-Based Substitute Foods

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    Recent false advertising claims against Burger King’s plant-based Impossible Whopper and proposed federal legislation demonstrate why manufacturers and retailers of meat and dairy substitute products must evaluate labels carefully to avoid confusion and potential liability, say Joshua Briones and Nicole Ozeran at Mintz.

  • What To Know When Making Dispositive Motions In Arbitration

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    As practitioners increasingly turn to dispositive motion practice within arbitration, they should be aware of the underlying authority for these motions and consider practical guidance for their use, says arbitrator and mediator Janice Sperow.

  • A California Court's Reminder On 'Law Of The Case' Doctrine

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    The California Court of Appeal's recent decision in Golden Door Properties v. Superior Court of San Diego County highlights that understanding the "law of the case" doctrine is key for deciding whether to revisit a court's prior ruling in the case or plow ahead with new and different arguments, says David Casarrubias at Hanson Bridgett.

  • 4 Ways Amicus Briefs Can Support An Overall Legal Strategy

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    The strategic use of amicus briefs can help an appellate court think about a case in a new way and lift an organization's own cause or reputation for legal thought, say Mark Chopko and Karl Myers at Stradley Ronon.

  • A Guide To Insurance Protections As Businesses Reopen

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    Organizations will continue to face disputes and litigation revolving around COVID-19 exposure as they reopen, but fortunately their workers' compensation and employers liability policies, among other types of insurance, should provide some protection, say attorneys at Covington.

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