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Crisis Management – Are You Prepared?

by Fisher Phillips on

Newspaper headlines, television airwaves, and social media links are filled with companies dealing with crises on a near-daily basis. Just as Samsung learned in 2016 when its phones were catching on fire, and as United...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - March 31st, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Some interesting stories in this week’s GSB OTA & Travel Distribution Update (for the week ending March 31, 2017): - Restaurant Bookings Today, Hotel Reservations Tomorrow [SOCIAL MEDIA]. This week’s Chefs & Tech...more

Narrow Construction May Apply When No Evidence Supports Broader Construction

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Addressing claim construction issues, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a claim construction limiting “communications path” to wired communications. Ruckus Wireless, Inc. v. Innovative Wireless...more

There’s a New (Cybersecurity) Sheriff in Town: FTC vs. Wyndham

On August 24, 2015, the Third Circuit United States Court of Appeals issued its ruling in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. The case was highly anticipated by the data security community generally for...more

Burning Down The House – The Wyndham Decision Allows The FTC To Sue Businesses For Getting Hacked

As it is commonly understood, the Great Fire of London spawned two fixtures of the modern world: advancements in firefighting and property insurance. The risk of fire was seen as a threat to society as a whole and mechanisms...more

FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Group - A Warning From the Third Circuit

by Fisher Phillips on

On August 24, in  FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. et al, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that the FTC could enforce its own reasonable interpretation of what cybersecurity standards are necessary to avoid...more

Swag: What Can Your Hotel Restaurant Accept for Free?

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

A distributor is knocking on your hotel restaurant’s door, offering key chains from a hot new distillery for your customers. A brewery just dropped off coasters for use in the restaurant’s bar. And a winery offered cork...more

Real Estate Gazette - Issue 21: Focus on Hospitality and Leisure

by DLA Piper on

Welcome to Issue 21 of DLA Piper’s Real Estate Gazette. at the end of the northern hemisphere summer many people have just returned from time spent relaxing in idyllic surroundings. However, what about the massive business...more

Proposed OT Regulations Will Hit Hospitality Industry Hard

by Fisher Phillips on

At long last, the anxiously awaited proposed changes to the regulations defining federal wage and hour law have been published by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL). The changes, if adopted, would impact the determination...more

The Merchant Financial Cyber Partnership Issues Cybersecurity Recommendations

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Merchant Financial Cyber Partnership (“the Partnership”) recently released eight recommendations aimed at enhancing the data security of the payments system across the merchant and financial industries. The Partnership...more

Lessons For Corporate Directors From The Wyndham Data Breach Derivative Action

by Bracewell LLP on

On October 20, 2014, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation won dismissal of a shareholder derivative suit seeking damages arising out of three data breaches that occurred between 2008 and 2010. Dennis Palkon, et al. v. Stephen P....more

Art Basel Miami Beach Attracts World-Class Hotel Brands

Last week more than 75,000 art aficionados and celebrities from around the globe descended upon Miami for the 2014 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach. What began in 2002 as a winter outpost of the original Art Basel in Basel,...more

A Report on the Future of Atlantic City (In the Words of "Atlantic City")

by Goodwin on

How do you regild a city that’s lost its luster? Last month, the New Jersey Governor’s Advisory Commission on Gaming, Sports, and Entertainment released a report attempting to answer that question for Atlantic City. ...more

Avoiding and Defending Florida License Tax Audits

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Florida hotels and restaurants are facing license tax audits, assessments and penalties in increasing numbers. A "license" is statutorily defined as the granting of a privilege to use or occupy a building or real property....more

Take 5 Newsletter: Five Hot Topics in Hospitality Law

by Epstein Becker & Green on

ACA Final Regulations Provide Rules for Seasonal Employees - On February 10, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") promulgated final regulations for the ACA's employer "shared responsibility provisions" in IRS...more

Pennsylvania Tavern Games Licenses

At the end of 2013, Act 90 was passed into law. Act 90 allows certain liquor license holders to have tavern games in their establishment. If you currently have a Restaurant, Hotel, Privately Owned Public Golf Course, or...more

Michigan’s BYOB Wine Legislation Now In Effect

by Varnum LLP on

After considerable anticipation, House Bill 5046, one of three pieces of legislation regulating Michigan liquor licensees that was approved in late 2013, is scheduled to take effect the week of March 10, 2014....more

Ownership Of Competitive Franchise Systems: Risks And Rewards

by DLA Piper on

Franchise systems have been, and continue to be, sought-after investment and acquisition targets. As a result of this, the demand for ownership of franchise systems often exceeds supply. In fact, there has been almost a...more

Single Purpose Commercial Prepaid Cards and Their Implementing Practices in Shanghai

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

In September 2012, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) issued the Administrative Measures on Single Purpose Commercial Prepaid Cards (Tentative) (“Single Purpose Cards Measures”), which took effect on Nov. 1, 2012, and...more

Check Lender Reservations on Hotel Deals: Asset-specific issues prompt a closer look from lenders at hotel collateral

Funding is returning slowly for hotel properties, as many lenders have learned the hard way that hotels can be tricky collateral. Commercial mortgage brokers can expect these lenders to be more cautious when reviewing hotel...more

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