Airbnb and HomeAway are refusing to back down in their bid to strike down an allegedly unconstitutional New York City ordinance requiring short-term rental platforms to hand over hosts' personal information, while the city is countering that "widespread illegality" on these platforms justifies the rule.
A Maryland federal court has refused to move a lawsuit looking to hold Marriott International Inc. liable for a massive data breach at its Starwood guest reservation database back to Connecticut state court, after what a judge called a "transparent" bid by the consumers to elude federal jurisdiction.
A Massachusetts resort said it shouldn't have to face water pollution claims under the Clean Water Act, arguing that because pollutants from its sewage system passed through groundwater before entering a harbor it's not subject to federal environmental law.
Thirteen tech companies told Congress they support an immigration bill that would repeal President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries, saying the order is harming the U.S. economy.
A corporate perks provider will pay nearly $1 million to end a pair of U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suits alleging it discriminated against disabled workers and let its workers be sexually harassed, the agency announced Monday.
An Eighth Circuit decision allowing South Dakota’s contractor excise tax to be levied on work performed on a tribal casino was an unprecedented contradiction of congressional intent and must be revisited, the casino’s tribal owner has urged the court.
Caesars Entertainment has reached a deal to sell a Las Vegas hotel and casino for $516.3 million to a company affiliated with a principal at real estate investment firm Imperial Cos., Caesars announced on Monday.
A Mirae Asset Global Investments venture is reportedly hoping to sell a Chicago tower for $245 million, Claremont Cos. is said to have sold a Florida hotel for $44 million and Equus Capital has reportedly landed $72.1 million for a Texas office campus.
A project manager who embezzled $3.4 million from Beck Group during construction of a $40 million hotel in downtown Houston was sentenced on Monday to five years in prison by a Texas federal judge.
Salad fast-food chain Sweetgreen has gobbled up $150 million in a financing round that was co-led by Lone Pine Capital and D1 Capital Partners and values the business at $1.6 billion, the companies said Monday.
A California federal jury cleared a restaurant chain of liability over claims by its founder, a vegan celebrity chef who sold the chain in 2008, that it harmed her by illegally continuing to use her name and likeness.
The Baltimore Orioles and three fans agreed Friday to settle a federal lawsuit that claims the MLB team's stadium features poorly positioned wheelchair-accessible seating and a lift that frequently breaks.
The federal government offered its support to the Oneida Nation as the tribe fights to reverse a determination that its reservation was diminished in size, telling the Seventh Circuit that U.S. Supreme Court precedent shows allotments of tribal land do not shrink reservations.
Hotel management company Crestline Hotels & Resorts has a new head of its legal department, snapping up an experienced industry pro from Interstate Hotels & Resorts.
Hertz Corp. told an Illinois federal judge Thursday that a consumer shouldn’t be allowed to pursue claims that the company saddled renters with inflated extra fees, nor can she represent a class, and insisted the surcharges in dispute were valid.
Brookfield subsidiary Thayer Lodging has reportedly landed a $168 million loan for a Florida hotel, TPG Real Estate Finance Trust is said to have loaned $200 million for a Manhattan office property, and KTGY Architecture & Planning is reportedly leasing 15,730 square feet in downtown Los Angeles.
After a recent multibillion-dollar hotel portfolio sale reportedly stalled because of multiple fake deeds, lawyers say they must be on the lookout for "title pirates" who can easily delay or derail deals by filing fraudulent deeds because there's no foolproof system in place to catch them.
Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe said Friday it has agreed to buy and renovate five Greek hotel businesses from the Louis Group in a deal that carries an enterprise value of €178.6 million ($196.7 million).
Miami's claim to the title of “Cruise Capital of the World” looks secure for the foreseeable future as county leaders signed off Thursday on a package of agreements that will add new and revamped terminals and billions of dollars in guaranteed revenue to its port in the coming decades.
A New York State Senate bill introduced earlier this week that would allow college athletes to sign endorsements was amended Wednesday to also require colleges to share 15% of ticket sales revenue with their athletes.
AT&T could look to divest DirecTV, Providence Equity Partners has apparently raised $6 billion for its eighth flagship private equity fund, and multiple suitors are said to be vying to buy multibillion-dollar car paint maker Axalta. Here, Law360 breaks down these and other rumors from the past week you need to be aware of.
The operators of a trio of Manhattan Thai restaurants have agreed to pay $3.68 million to settle a suit claiming they flouted the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York state law by not properly paying a group of workers overtime and minimum wage.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. and other animal rights groups urged the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday to revive their challenge to the allegedly inadequate living conditions of Miami Seaquarium's captive orca Lolita, saying a lower court's dismissal ran contrary to the appeals court's precedents.
Friedlander & Gorris PA and Prickett Jones & Elliott PA were among the firms in Delaware Chancery Court on Thursday vying to lead stockholder litigation over alleged director duty breaches in Expedia Group's $2.6 billion acquisition of Liberty Expedia Holdings, a stalemate that will see a vice chancellor decide between the complaints and strategies.
The city of Chicago’s amusement tax on streaming services like Netflix is an unconstitutional overreach of its authority, a state appellate panel heard Thursday in a first-of-its-kind test of a city's streaming tax.
As an early advocate of the American Bar Association's year-old well-being pledge, we launched an integrated program to create and sustain a supportive workplace culture with initiatives focused on raising mental health awareness, embracing creativity and giving back to the community, says Casey Ryan at Reed Smith.
Our firm drives a holistic concept of well-being through educational opportunities, such as a series of expert-led workshops intended to address mental health and substance abuse issues that we vowed to fight when we signed the American Bar Association's well-being pledge one year ago, says Krista Logelin at Morgan Lewis.
Signing the American Bar Association's well-being pledge last year was a natural progression of our firm's commitment to employee wellness, which has included developing partnerships with professionals in the mental health space to provide customized programming to firm attorneys and staff, say Annette Sciallo and Mark Goldberg at Latham.
A Maryland federal judge's recent decree ordering Marriott to release a crucial third-party report revealing key details about how a data breach occurred could have significant ramifications for plaintiffs filing class actions following breaches of customer data at other companies, says cybersecurity consultant John Reed Stark.
One year ago, our firm signed the American Bar Association's well-being pledge and embraced a commitment to providing on-site behavioral health resources, which has since become a key aspect of our well-being program, say Meg Meserole and Kimberly Merkel at Akin Gump.
After our firm signed the American Bar Association’s well-being pledge one year ago, we launched two key programs that included weekly meditation sessions and monthly on-site chair massages to help people address both the mental and physical aspects of working at a law firm, says Marci Eisenstein at Schiff Hardin.
The early and prompt provision of samples from all electronically stored information sources as a part of ESI protocol search methodology is consistent with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and may allow for significant cost savings during discovery, says Zachary Caplan at Berger Montague.
Just over a year after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized sports betting nationwide, the industry is seeing an explosion of activity online, but the influence of entrenched gambling interests means that some states are only allowing bets to be placed in person at casinos and racetracks, says Dave Royse of State Net Capitol Journal.
Although a recently introduced bill that would ban noncompetes in Michigan is unlikely to become law anytime soon, a restriction with respect to low-wage employees is likely at some point based on the nationwide trend of limiting these types of agreements, say Bernie Fuhs and Ziyad Hermiz at Butzel Long.
In the absence of a federal rule governing deposition location, federal courts are frequently called on to resolve objections to out-of-state deposition notices. Recent decisions reveal what information is crucial to courts in making the determination, says Kevin O’Brien at Porter Wright.
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 57 and its state counterparts provide a method for expediting claims for declaratory judgment that warrants closer attention than it has historically received from litigants and courts, say attorneys at Gibson Dunn.
As class actions challenging no-poach agreements are pending against multiple franchise organizations and the applicable analytical standard for analyzing such provisions hangs in the balance, it's a good time to review the current framework, say Bob Buchanan and Stefano Sharma at Choate.
My conservative, Catholic parents never skipped a beat when accepting that I was gay, and encouraged me to follow my dreams wherever they might lead. But I did not expect they would lead to the law, until I met an inspiring college professor, says James Holmes of Clyde & Co.
Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Henry Schein opinion and more recent lower court rulings on employee arbitration agreements, employers will need to consider the intersection of delegation clauses that allow only an arbitrator to decide what is arbitrable and carve-out clauses that allow certain issues to be decided in court, says Brian Mead at McDermott.
The Wayback Machine, which archives screenshots of websites at particular points in time, can be an invaluable tool in litigation, but attorneys need to follow a few simple steps early in the discovery process to increase the odds of being able to use materials obtained from the archive, says Timothy Freeman of Tanenbaum Keale.