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HTMLAmendments To Registered Interests: Who Comes Out On Top?
Stephen Livergant, Brittany Weikum; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015
To what extent can a subsequent lender rely on the explicit terms of prior registered interests? The recent decision by the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, CareVest Capital Inc. v 1336868 Alberta Ltd, 2015 ABQB 94, considered that very issue.


HTMLSeven Key Supreme Court Cases for Retailers to Watch
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014
The Supreme Court of the United States is ending its summer recess and will start hearing oral arguments next week. There are seven key cases on the Court’s docket for the current term that could affect retailers. Here is a quick run-down of the important cases for retailers to watch and a...


HTMLThe Missouri Supreme Court Rules That Parties May Have a Duty as a Joint Employer With Its Contractors Pursuant to the Missouri Minimum Wage Law
Robert F. Chandler; Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, L.L.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014
On August 19, 2014, the Missouri Supreme Court overturned a summary judgment in the case of Andro Tolentino v. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, et al., No. SC93379, ruling that a hotel chain may be liable to a non-employee plaintiff as a “joint employer” pursuant to the Missouri...


HTMLToo much of a “Good Thing”? Exclusivity and Enforcement in Licensing Agreements
Elder C. Marques; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014
Exclusive product or manufacturing licenses allow retailers to leverage a partnering business’s strengths, such as a strong brand name, loyal customer base, or state-of-the-art operations and supply chain management. With these benefits, retailers might be tempted to find multiple strategic...


HTMLThe Law of Comparative Negligence & Minors in South Carolina
Collins Lacy P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on April 2, 2014
From time to time, in both the retail and hospitality settings, we assist clients who have either been sued or threatened with suit arising from claims involving injury to a minor. The alleged injuries can be very serious, which makes these claims stressful for our clients. The seriousness of the...


HTMLHotel Pay Bias Lawsuit Leads to $75,800 Settlement
Pessin Katz Law P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 4, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014
Extended Stay Hotels agreed to pay $75,800 in settlement of a pay bias lawsuit in which a female employee was paid less than male employees. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) suit, Extended Stay Hotels paid Latoya Weaver less than male guest...


HTMLA Successful Jurisdiction Motion by a Foreign Hotel to Stay an Ontario Action: Haufler V. Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas, 2013 ONSC 6044
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2014, previously published on March 12, 2014
A Successful Jurisdiction Motion by A Foreign Hotel To Stay An Ontario Action: Haufler V. Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas, 2013 ONSC 6044


HTMLShareholder Oppression in Action
Stephen Antle, Kara L. Beitel, Barry H. Bresner; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 9, 2013
Dispute Resolution doesn’t usually publish case comments. But the Supreme Court of British Columbia’s decision in Southpaw Credit Opportunity Master Fund LP et al v. Asian Coast Development (Canada) Ltd. et al, 2013 BCSC 187, is worth making an exception for because it contains several...


HTMLDeep-Fried Discrimination Claim: Lisa T. Jackson v. Paula Deen, et al.
Craig A. Cowart; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 6, 2013, previously published on December 3, 2013
The whole country watched as celebrity chef Paula Deen was roasted over the lawsuit filed by a former general manager of a Deen-affiliated restaurant. Now that the media storm is starting to fade, what lessons can employers and human resources professionals learn from what happened? Keep reading...


HTMLEmployer’s Arbitration Policy Unconscionable, Unenforceable under California Law, Ninth Circuit Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 18, 2013, previously published on November 14, 2013
A grocery store’s arbitration policy was so one-sided that it “shocked the conscience” under California law and was unenforceable, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled, citing in part a provision requiring employees to split the arbitrator’s fees down...


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