New York City is primed to offer a new clean energy financing option for developers, and real estate leaders at Duval & Stachenfeld hope this will be part of a broader move to loosen regulations and encourage more development. This is the second in a five-part series of Q&A's with female real estate leaders during Women's History Month, a year into the COVID-19 pandemic.
A California federal judge permitted a beauty salon's proposed class action seeking COVID-19-related insurance coverage to proceed, ruling that it's "plausible" the salon experienced "direct physical loss" after not being able to use its property due to government closure orders.
Panda Express steered an employee to a seminar that resembled a "cult initiation ritual," where she was screamed at, forced to strip to her underwear and hug a nearly naked male colleague, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles.
A Georgia appeals court on Friday overturned sanctions against a restaurant for allegedly destroying video evidence of a patron slipping and falling in a wrongful death suit, saying there's no evidence the video evidence still existed when the restaurant became aware the suit was impending.
Private equity firms I Squared Capital and TDR Capital will shell out £2.3 billion ($3.2 billion) for U.K.-based Aggreko, a mobile power provider on tap for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, in a deal announced Friday that was built by law firms Kirkland & Ellis, Slaughter and May and Dickson Minto.
A Washington federal judge authorized a March 2022 trial date Thursday for a proposed class action against Holland America and parent company Carnival, which alleges the companies are liable for passengers' exposure to COVID-19 aboard a vessel that set sail a year ago.
The Second Circuit on Thursday affirmed a New York federal court's denial of a Buffalo-area gentlemen's club's application for Paycheck Protection Program funding due to a provision that does not guarantee aid for "live performances of a prurient sexual nature."
Three hotel chains have urged a Texas federal judge to deny Expedia's bid to intervene in TravelPass' antitrust suit, which claims the chains conspired to keep it from bidding on search terms, saying TravelPass has already opposed releasing information about a private arbitration between the two booking companies.
Bankrupt movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas on Thursday got permission from a Delaware bankruptcy court judge to tap into the first $7 million of its Chapter 11 financing as it starts on the road to an asset sale it plans to close in May.
The insurer for Prudential Center says two Liberty Mutual units owe $3 million for the defense of a personal injury lawsuit brought by an electrician's apprentice who fell while pulling wire at the New Jersey Devils' hockey arena, according to a suit in Garden State federal court.
The many constitutional challenges to coronavirus restrictions that businesses have launched are unlikely to succeed, but their proliferation worries public health law experts, who say more are coming and even those that fail can undermine public health measures, now and for future pandemics.
A Marriott guest's proposed class action related to a massive data breach cannot proceed because the complaint fails to properly allege facts about the hotel giant's cybersecurity or steps it could have taken to prevent the breach, a Maryland federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
The former owner of the shuttered Suffolk Downs racetrack was too far removed from the competition for a Massachusetts casino license to claim that it was injured when Wynn Resorts Ltd. was awarded the bid, the First Circuit ruled Wednesday in refusing to revive the lawsuit.
The former executive chef of a posh California hotel and marina has lodged a state court lawsuit accusing the hospitality business of wrongfully terminating him after he suffered a work-related injury that required him to take legally protected medical leave.
The Halal Guys filed suit against the Halal Girls on Tuesday in New York federal court, accusing the competing halal restaurant of infringing its trademarks and exploiting its international brand.
The U.S. government has urged an Oklahoma federal judge to preserve an Animal Welfare Act claim in its suit against the zoo featured in Netflix's hit series "Tiger King," saying the zoo owner is violating the AWA by exhibiting animals without a valid license.
A Domino's Pizza Inc. franchise owner will pay $3 million to more than 3,000 delivery drivers who claimed the owner shorted them on minimum wage by failing to reimburse expenses, after a North Carolina federal judge approved the settlement Wednesday.
An AIG unit and more than a dozen other insurers were the latest to be hit with a suit claiming they wrongly denied coverage for some $500 million in losses to the Resorts World Casino New York City and a Miami Hilton after COVID-19 prompted government shutdowns.
Resort chain Great Wolf Lodge claims in Illinois state court that Zurich American Insurance Co. wrongfully denied it coverage for business losses its 17 nationwide resorts have sustained during the coronavirus pandemic.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. said Wednesday that it has agreed to sell its Las Vegas real estate and casino businesses as part of a larger plan to refocus its efforts on Asia, in a two-part deal that totals $6.25 billion and was developed by four law firms.
Movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas filed for Chapter 11 protection in Delaware bankruptcy court Wednesday with nearly $123 million in debt and a plan for a sale to a pair of investment firms, saying the strain of COVID-19 closures had become too great.
An Illinois federal judge refused Monday to shorten a former MillerCoors LLC executive's 42-month sentence for stealing more than $8 million from his employer, agreeing with the government he should not be granted compassionate release over COVID-19 concerns because he already contracted the virus and appears to be doing fine.
A California federal judge on Tuesday refused to toss or send to arbitration a suit claiming that ClubCorp USA Inc. wrongly forced thousands of private club members to continue paying membership fees during the pandemic, saying there was a factual dispute over whether the members were notified about any arbitration agreements.
A former Starbucks employee and two pest control contractors have urged a New York federal judge to reject the coffee chain's bid to toss their suit over exposure to toxic pesticides, arguing that Starbucks' summary judgment bid mischaracterizes their claims.
Two Black McDonald's franchisees have shot back at the fast-food giant's bid to toss their proposed class action alleging bias against Black franchise operators, telling an Illinois federal judge that McDonald's attempt to silence their claims is rooted in "old-fashioned racism."
Attorneys working remotely from jurisdictions in which they are not admitted should take precautionary steps to avoid engaging in unauthorized practice of law, say John Schmidt and Michael Seaman at Phillips Lytle.
Parenting during the pandemic has introduced a series of competing personal and professional obligations for attorneys and professional staff, and even organizations that are supportive of their parent employees can take steps to do better, says Meredith Kahan at Saul Ewing.
A recent decision from a Spanish court of appeals shows that COVID-19 business interruption coverage disputes may not have outcomes that would be expected in common law countries, say Miguel Torres at Martínez-Echevarría & Rivera Abogados and José Umbert at Zelle.
The prospect of joining a law firm during the pandemic can cause added pressure, but with a few good practices — and a little help from their firms and supervising attorneys — lawyer trainees can get ahead of the curve while working remotely, say William Morris and Ted Landray at King & Spalding.
Attorneys at Nossaman look at how President Joe Biden’s ethics pledge goes beyond those of his predecessors by imposing post-employment shadow lobbying and golden parachute restrictions on his administration’s appointees — and how a House bill proposing expansion of federal ethics law could affect enforcement.
A Massachusetts state court's recent decision in UMNV 205-207 v. Caffé Nero clearly distinguishes between the common law doctrines of frustration of purpose and impossibility, and shows that courts may apply these doctrines to discharge tenants' rent obligations during the pandemic despite initial litigation results favoring landlords, say attorneys at Seyfarth.
Law graduates across the states are sitting for the grueling two-day bar exam this week despite menstruation-related barriers, such as inadequate menstrual product and bathroom access, which could be eradicated with simple policy tweaks, say law professors Elizabeth Cooper, Margaret Johnson and Marcy Karin.
A recent Illinois federal court decision allowing a suit to proceed against Enterprise Leasing and its parent company for violating the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act shows why even companies that don't directly use biometric data must take proactive contractual measures to mitigate alternative liability exposure, says David Oberly at Blank Rome.
The volume and diversity of data managed by law firms today — from client files to internal financial records — may seem daunting, but when properly organized, good data can help practitioners stay competitive by providing sharper insight into firm resources and cost of work, say Jaron Luttich and Barry Wiggins at Element Standard.
While Democrats in Congress are well on their way to enacting an initial COVID-19 relief bill, they will face challenges when pivoting to President Joe Biden's Build Back Better goals for job creation and economic revitalization, say Russell Sullivan and Radha Mohan at Brownstein Hyatt.
Whether a law firm dissolution is amicable or adversarial, departing attorneys should take steps to maintain their legal and ethical responsibilities toward clients, and beware client confidentiality pitfalls when joining new firms, say John Schmidt and Colin Fitzgerald at Phillips Lytle.
Now, more than ever, workers should have the freedom to work, so the pro-worker Biden administration should follow some states' lead and end the use of noncompetes, says Gerald Sauer at Sauer & Wagner.
Businesses that have suffered losses from the snow and utility interruptions in Texas should consider the broad range of commercial property insurance policy triggers that may apply, says Micah Skidmore at Haynes and Boone.
A California appellate court's recent decision in Midway Venture v. San Diego illustrates the steep and narrow path to challenging the state's pandemic-related public health restrictions, even when those restrictions infringe on activities protected by the First Amendment, say Christopher Wheeler and Brookes Degen at Farella Braun.
As the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office carefully scrutinizes claims for excused nonuse of marks in commerce arising from pandemic-related business shutdowns, registrants can rely on several filing strategies when facing maintenance deadline obstacles, says Jake Neu at Bradley Arant.