Frequently hotels, restaurants, bars, and the like find themselves as repeat targets in premises liability lawsuits.
Hospitality employers nationwide continue to be hit with class action lawsuits alleging failure to properly pay/distribute tips, failure to correctly characterize service charges and automatic gratuities.
This matter arises out of a lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County, Maryland, by Jane Doe plaintiffs, who were victims of a human trafficking and prostitution ring.
Legal issues in the hospitality sector most often involve the theft of guest property, the safety of a business’ staff, or failure to meet safety standards for the property.
Payment by card is the mainstay of most hotels and restaurants. Therefore, hotels and restaurants represent a tantalizing treasure chest of data for cyber criminals to try to crack open.
Eminent domain is the power of the government, or a private actor granted that power by the government, to acquire property for public use.
When a hotel decides to use a sweepstakes or contest as a way of promoting itself, there are a number of legal requirements implicated by that decision.
Flood waters eventually recede; fires are extinguished; and earthquake-damaged buildings are shored. It is only then that the financial toll of a natural disaster can begin to be tallied.
These alternative dispute resolution mechanisms are not unique to hotel–related agreements and are seen generally in contract disputes as a way to avoid costly litigation and the time consumed by having to await one’s place on the judge’s calendar.
These “new” website accessibility lawsuits claim that a hotel’s website violates the ADA by failing to sufficiently identify and describe the physical “brick and mortar” accessibility features of the hotel.