Hospitality

  • January 29, 2024

    Couple To Pay $730K To End Filipino Workers' Trafficking Case

    An Oklahoma couple has agreed to pay $730,000 to end allegations that they made false promises of fair wages to lure Filipino workers and then charged steep recruitment fees that made the workers indebted to them, according to a federal court filing.

  • January 29, 2024

    Increase In Trafficking Reveals Hospitality Coverage Concerns

    As human trafficking continues to increase and travel returns to prepandemic levels, hospitality industry policyholders may see more direct trafficking exclusions and increased education requirements as the insurance industry works to address this growing risk, experts said.

  • January 29, 2024

    Judge Won't Pause Ohio Trafficking Case For Centralization

    An Ohio federal judge denied a woman's bid to pause her sex trafficking lawsuit while she awaits a decision to have her case centralized with other trafficking cases because it would delay efficient resolution.

  • January 29, 2024

    Catching Up With Delaware's Chancery Court

    A transportation services company and cryptocurrency fund both exited litigation, a grill maker and EV-charging company fired up new cases, and biotechs bandaged old wounds while judges fast-tracked a musical power struggle and unwound a REIT deal. All told, a typical week for Delaware's court of equity.

  • January 29, 2024

    Trump Assails Fraud Monitor For 'Misleading' Final Report

    Counsel for former President Donald Trump denounced the independent monitor overseeing his businesses on Monday, accusing her of seeking to extend her term and get more money by bolstering the New York attorney general's civil fraud case as a decision looms.

  • January 29, 2024

    KSL Closes $3B Continuation Fund To Invest In Ski Resort Biz

    Private equity shop KSL Capital Partners, advised by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Hogan Lovells, on Monday announced that it closed its single-asset continuation vehicle after securing over $3 billion in commitments to invest in Alterra Mountain Co.

  • January 26, 2024

    Trump Org. Monitor Flags Financial 'Errors' As Ruling Looms

    An independent monitor overseeing the Trump Organization's finances amid the New York attorney general's civil fraud suit reported Friday she found multiple errors and misstatements in disclosures sent to third-party lenders, including underreporting the organization's liabilities by millions of dollars and hiding $40 million recently sent directly to the former president.

  • January 26, 2024

    Museums Cover Native Exhibits In Renewed Repatriation Push

    Museums and other institutions throughout the country are covering exhibits that display Indigenous artifacts as updates to a federal law governing the repatriation of remains and culturally affiliated objects has gone into effect.

  • January 26, 2024

    2 Business Owners Get Jail Time For Bribing DC Tax Official

    A concert operator and a bar owner have been hit with sentences of two years or longer in the District of Columbia for participating in separate conspiracies focused on evading business tax obligations via bribes to a former employee of the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue.

  • January 26, 2024

    Casino To End Del. SPAC Suit Despite Hedge Fund Butting In

    A New York hedge fund that helped draft a failed $2.6 billion deal to take a casino in the Philippines public by merging with a special-purpose acquisition company is now trying to intervene in the company's Delaware lawsuit against the casino's operators, challenging a pending settlement that would end their Chancery Court litigation.

  • January 26, 2024

    Mich. Justices To Hear Disney, Eatery Group's Escheat Fight

    The Michigan Supreme Court agreed Friday to review a lower court's finding that audits that the state Department of Treasury initiated against Disney and a restaurant company paused the statute of limitations for the agency to demand that the businesses turn over unclaimed property to the state.

  • February 08, 2024

    Law360 Seeks Members For Its 2024 Editorial Boards

    Law360 is looking for avid readers of its publications to serve as members of its 2024 editorial advisory boards.

  • January 26, 2024

    Carnival Beats Suit Over Passenger's Dining Area Fall

    A Florida federal court has thrown out a passenger's claims that a Carnival Corp. cruise liner had a dangerous threshold to its dining area that caused him to trip and suffer a brain injury, saying he hasn't offered evidence that shows the company was aware the walkway was dangerous.

  • January 25, 2024

    MrBeast Says Restaurant Co.'s Suit Is Trying To 'Gaslight' Court

    YouTube megastar MrBeast urged a New York state court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the virtual restaurant company he partnered with and then sued for damaging his brand by allegedly making bad food, arguing the company's countersuit attempts to both unlawfully silence him and "gaslight" the court and the public.

  • January 25, 2024

    Movie Mogul's Wife Can't Escape Discovery In $500M Fight

    A New York federal judge has refused to reconsider the bulk of his discovery order related to tax, immigration and financial records held by a Chinese cinema magnate's wife in an investor dispute over a half-billion-dollar arbitral award against her husband.

  • January 25, 2024

    Class Seeks OK Of $24M Hidden Fee Deal With AIG Units

    A class of travel insurance buyers has asked a California federal judge to greenlight their nearly $24 million settlement resolving claims accusing three AIG units of stacking hidden fees on top of travel insurance premiums.

  • January 25, 2024

    State Farm Beats Suit Alleging Excessive COVID-Era Premiums

    A California federal judge on Thursday said State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. did not collect excessive premiums during the COVID-19 pandemic, handing the insurer an early win in a proposed class action brought by a cafe owner.

  • January 25, 2024

    Domino's Seeks To Cut Swapped Plaintiffs In Driver Wage Row

    Domino's Pizza told a Michigan federal judge that none of the proposed substitute lead plaintiffs in an expense reimbursement collective action can adequately represent a nationwide class of delivery drivers because many of them have already committed to arbitrate their claims.

  • January 25, 2024

    Alaskan Guide Co. To Pay $900K For Fire On Native Lands

    An Alaskan fishing guide service will pay $900,000 to resolve claims brought by the U.S. Department of the Interior accusing one of its guides of lighting an illegal campfire that ultimately burned through 176 acres of Native and federal public lands, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • January 25, 2024

    Real Estate Rumors: Maryland U., Cohen & Steers, Marriott

    Maryland University of Integrative Health is said to have sold 12.5 acres of land and a two-story building for $8.3 million, a venture of Cohen & Steers and the Sterling Organization has reportedly bought a Texas shopping center for $42 million, and a Marriott hotel in Philadelphia is believed to have traded hands for $32.7 million.

  • January 25, 2024

    Philly Cheesesteak Shop Owners Get Prison For Tax Evasion

    The father-son duo behind the famous Tony Luke's cheesesteak restaurant in South Philadelphia were each sentenced to 20 months in prison Thursday for what prosecutors said was a decadelong tax evasion scheme that included keeping false ledgers and paying employees under the table.

  • January 25, 2024

    Ga. Beer Biz Settles Trademark Suit Against Mobile Bar Rival

    Dueling mobile bar companies based in Georgia and California have agreed to end an extended trademark dispute over strikingly similar names, according to a notice filed in a Peach State federal court.

  • January 25, 2024

    NJ Justices Keep Up Trend Of Virus Suit Wins For Insurers

    In turning back an Atlantic City casino's $50 million bid for pandemic loss coverage, New Jersey's top court kept in line with the vast majority of courts deciding such suits, while shutting the door to Garden State policyholders seeking virus coverage, experts say.

  • January 25, 2024

    Glenn Beck Tries To Sink Canceled-Cruise Suit In Arkansas

    Conservative commentator Glenn Beck and his company, Blaze Media, have argued they lack the business connections to Arkansas necessary to face a proposed class action there concerning cruise ticket refunds following a COVID-related cancelation, further claiming the issue is bound to arbitration.

  • January 24, 2024

    Trump Bristles At Shkreli Comparison In NY Civil Fraud Case

    Donald Trump on Wednesday took umbrage at New York Attorney General Letitia James comparing his civil fraud case to that of convicted "Pharma Bro" fraudster Martin Shkreli, saying it merely reveals "her desperation and obvious frustration" with the former president's "ongoing ascent toward the White House."

Expert Analysis

  • Avoiding The Ethical Pitfalls Of Crowdfunded Legal Fees

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    The crowdfunding of legal fees has become increasingly common, providing a new way for people to afford legal services, but attorneys who accept crowdsourced funds must remember several key ethical obligations to mitigate their risks, say Hilary Gerzhoy and Julienne Pasichow at HWG.

  • As AI Pricing Tools Evolve, So Does Antitrust Risk

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    As the use of pricing algorithms has given rise to regulatory scrutiny and civil actions, such as RealPage Rental Software Antitrust Litigation in the Middle District of Tennessee and Gibson v. MGM in the District of Nevada, independent pricing decisions and other best practices can help limit antitrust risk, say attorneys at Axinn.

  • How Investors Can Seize Renewables Opportunities In RE

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    As governments and stakeholders increasingly focus on sustainability in the real estate sector, investors could capture significant upside by implementing an operational real estate strategy focused on renewable energy sources, say attorneys at Goodwin.

  • What Large Language Models Mean For Document Review

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    Courts often subject parties using technology assisted review to greater scrutiny than parties conducting linear, manual document review, so parties using large language models for document review should expect even more attention, along with a corresponding need for quality control and validation, say attorneys at Sidley.

  • Series

    Participating In Living History Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    My role as a baron in a living history group, and my work as volunteer corporate counsel for a book series fan association, has provided me several opportunities to practice in unexpected areas of law — opening doors to experiences that have nurtured invaluable personal and professional skills, says Matthew Parker at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

  • How A Gov't Shutdown Would Affect Immigration Processing

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    While a government shutdown would certainly create issues and cause delays for immigration processing, independently funded functions would continue for at least a limited time, and immigration practitioners can expect agencies to create reasonable exceptions and provide guidance for navigating affected matters once operations resume, say William Stock and Sarah Holler at Klasko Immigration Law Partners.

  • Opinion

    Private Equity Owners Can Remedy Law Firms' Agency Issues

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    Nonlawyer, private-equity ownership of law firms can benefit shareholders and others vulnerable to governance issues such as disparate interests, and can in turn help resolve agency problems, says Michael Di Gennaro at The Law Practice Exchange.

  • How To Protect Atty-Client Privilege While Using Generative AI

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    When using generative artificial intelligence tools, attorneys should consider several safeguards to avoid breaches or complications in attorney-client privilege, say Antonious Sadek and Christopher Campbell at DLA Piper.

  • How New Lawyers Can Leverage Feedback For Growth

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    Embracing constructive criticism as a tool for success can help new lawyers accelerate their professional growth and law firms build a culture of continuous improvement, says Katie Aldrich at Fringe Professional Development.

  • Series

    In A 'Barbie' World: Boosting IP Value With Publicity Machines

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    Mattel's history of intellectual property monitoring, including its recent challenge against Burberry over the "BRBY" trademark ahead of the "Barbie" film, shows how IP enforcement strategies can be used as publicity to increase brand value and inform potential collaborations, says Carly Duckett at Shepherd and Wedderburn.

  • Series

    ESG Around The World: Australia

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    Clive Cachia and Cathy Ma at K&L Gates detail ESG-reporting policies in Australia and explain how the country is starting to introduce mandatory requirements as ESG performance is increasingly seen as a key investment and corporate differentiator in the fight for global capital.

  • Twitter Legal Fees Suit Offers Crash Course In Billing Ethics

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    X Corp.'s suit alleging that Wachtell grossly inflated its fees in the final days of Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition provides a case study in how firms should protect their reputations by hewing to ethical billing practices and the high standards for professional conduct that govern attorney-client relationships, says Lourdes Fuentes at Karta Legal.

  • ABA's Money-Laundering Resolution Is A Balancing Act

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    While the American Bar Association’s recently passed resolution recognizes a lawyer's duty to discontinue representation that could facilitate money laundering and other fraudulent activity, it preserves, at least for now, the delicate balance of judicial, state-based regulation of the legal profession and the sanctity of the attorney-client relationship, say attorneys at Ballard Spahr.

  • A Festival Of Litigation Could Arise From 'Electric Zoo' Fiasco

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    Over Labor Day weekend, thousands of electronic dance music fans were displeased with the organization of the New York City-based Electric Zoo festival, which quickly elicited comparisons to the 2017 Fyre Festival — and three kinds of litigation could ensue from the debacle, say attorneys at Seiden Law.

  • Law Firm Professional Development Steps To Thrive In AI Era

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    As generative artificial intelligence tools rapidly evolve, professional development leaders are instrumental in preparing law firms for the paradigm shifts ahead, and should consider three strategies to help empower legal talent with the skills required to succeed in an increasingly complex technological landscape, say Steve Gluckman and Anusia Gillespie at SkillBurst Interactive.

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