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Critical Control Points in Liquor Liability

In this article, dram shop and liquor liability expert, Jeff Jannarone discusses critical control points in bar operations, including recourse options for handling intoxicated patrons. Every bar or restaurant that serves alcoholic beverages is at risk of having intoxicated patrons. However, the mere presence of an intoxicated patron within an establishment does not necessarily indicate ...
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Report Reveals Some Salary Trends among General Counsel, In-House Lawyers

The inside counsel market seems to be pretty stable, according to Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Miriam Frank. There are a few notable insights into the market for general counsel and in-house attorneys from a recent report released by Major, Lindsey & Africa. “The [inside counsel] market seems to be pretty stable,” Miriam Frank, vice president ...
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Comparison of the Discovery Process in Civil Litigation in the U.S. and Germany – An Introduction

Co-Authored By: Claudia Borsutzki, Attorney admitted in California and Germany and Hagen Weiss, Attorney admitted in Germany. In light of the growth of border-crossing commerce and rapid development of international business relations, international law is becoming a more and more important part of the structure of our growing global society.  This article focuses on the law ...
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Hospitality Litigation: Asset Managers, Hotel Operators and Franchisors

Originally published on HotelExecutive.com In the hotel industry, the myriad of complex business relationships also creates legal land-mines for the unwary. In that regard, hotel asset managers, hotel operators and franchisors should be extremely mindful of their legal obligations to their client, the owner of the hotel. Even if the hotel is a single asset, ...
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Protecting Privacy in Cross-Border Litigation

The Scope of the Problem For U.S.-based, multinational organizations, privacy statutes in foreign nations have become a minefield that threaten to disrupt the day-to-day operations taken for granted at home. In one case, officers of search engine giant Google were convicted in Italy for criminal privacy violations when a third party uploaded an unauthorized video to the entity’s video-on-demand ...
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Every Case Is an e-Discovery Case in Today’s Litigation Environment

Lawyers routinely negotiate the scope of litigation discovery demands. One such lawyer was recently faced with a wildly broad discovery demand for relevant emails from the time a product was manufactured more than fifteen years ago to the present. The lawyer deftly negotiated the demand down to five years before the incident at issue and ...
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