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|Food Manufacturers Beware of U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Product Labeling|
Taft Stettinius Hollister LLP;
June 25, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014Last week’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court clarifies that competitors can bring false advertising claims based on food product labels. See POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co., No. 12-761, 573 U.S. --- (June 12, 2014). Some courts previously held that the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act...
|Managing Risk in Michigan’s Booming Agritourism Sector|
Liza C. Moore; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
June 20, 2014, previously published on June 2014Tourism and agriculture are Michigan’s second and third largest industries. So it’s only natural that Michigan would be one of the leaders in the national movement towards agritourism. From markets to petting zoos, corn mazes to cider mills, opportunities for Michigan agricultural...
|The Law of Comparative Negligence & Minors in South Carolina|
Collins Lacy P.C.;
June 11, 2014, previously published on April 2, 2014From 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...
|Four Florida Beaches Ranked in Top 10 Nationally, Florida Governor Rick Scott Reports|
Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate Webb P.A.;
June 10, 2014, previously published on June 6, 2014TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Four Florida beaches are listed as among the best in the nation in the 24th annual Top 10 Beach List for 2014: Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs ranked #2, St. George Island State Park in the Panhandle ranked #3, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne ranked #7 and...
|Amusement Park Not Liable to Contractor’s Injured Worker Because No Retained Control Over Contractor’s Work|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
May 21, 2014, previously published on May 12, 2014In March 2008, an employee of a construction contractor for an amusement park fell to his death while dismantling a large log flume-style ride. The worker’s estate sued the amusement park alleging multiple counts of negligence. As is generally true in all states, one who employees an...
|Hogs, Choppers and Bobbers - Summer Motorcycle Travel Tips|
Kevin R. Dean; Motley Rice;
May 14, 2014, previously published on May 6, 2014Let’s be honest, it’s been a long winter for many parts of the country. With summer right around the corner, many of us are gearing up to travel; whether it’s an hour ride up the road to a local festival or across the country to a new destination. Myrtle Beach Bike Week is one of...
|Wyoming: Paying Tax to Sleep in Wyoming? Giants of Online Travel Arrangements Lose Tax Case with Significant Implications|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
May 13, 2014, previously published on May 1, 2014What did Travelocity.com, Priceline.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Orbitz, and Cheaptickets.com all have in common this past month? No, not that they were the websites you consulted when beginning your summer travel plans (although they may have been). The correct answer is they were joint petitioners...
|Hotel Pay Bias Lawsuit Leads to $75,800 Settlement|
Pessin Katz Law P.A.;
April 4, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014Extended 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...
|A 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;
March 13, 2014, previously published on March 12, 2014A Successful Jurisdiction Motion by A Foreign Hotel To Stay An Ontario Action: Haufler V. Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas, 2013 ONSC 6044
|Top 5 Legal Trends For Hospitality Employers|
Bethanie E. Barnes, John A. Mavros; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 6, 2014, previously published on March 1, 2014There is much to be learned from 2013. Below are five legal topics that made headlines last year, and should provide valuable guidance for managing labor and employment law issues in 2014.