Monthly Archives: July 2019

Use of Surcharges and Best Tips to Avoid False Advertising and Other Consumer Claims

Due to a myriad of legislative and court decisions, some restaurants particularly in California have elected to add a surcharge to their receipts to defray increased costs incurred over the last several years.  The increased costs of operating a restaurant can be attributed to minimum wage increases, healthcare, paid sick leave, restrictive scheduling, cost of food and ...
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A Discussion of the Reptile Trial Strategy Through The Lens of the Erin Andrews v. Marriott International Lawsuit

I. WHAT IS THE REPTILE THEORY/STRATEGY? Reptile: The 2009 Manual of the Plaintiff’s Revolution, authored by Don Keenan and David Ball, was published in 2009. This book is offered exclusively to plaintiff’s lawyers and provides a strategy for plaintiff’s attorneys in most stages of litigation. The Reptile theory is derived from a model of the ...
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Hospitality M&A – Lodging Industry Consolidation Trends

2018 was yet another banner year for lodging M&A. Numerous high-profile transactions were recorded such as the recent acquisition of Belmond by VMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton for $3.2 billion, Hyatt’s acquisition of Two Roads Hospitality, Jin Jiang’s purchase of Radisson Holdings (including Radisson Hotel Group), Wyndham’s acquisition of La Quinta and Accor’s buying spree ...
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Travel Risk Mitigation

BUSINESS TRAVELER OVERVIEW SAFETY AND SECURITYGlobal Business travelers may enjoy the fact that the hotel provides a complimentary breakfast and reliable Wi-Fi, but what they value most is a better sense of security when they travel on behalf on their organizations, according to a joint survey conducted by American Global Business Travel and the Association ...
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