7 Rulings Hospitality Attys Are Thankful For In 2013

By Natalie Rodriguez (November 26, 2013, 7:47 PM EST) -- As Thanksgiving approaches, Law360 asked hospitality attorneys to reflect on the court rulings that left them feeling most thankful. They pointed out seven decisions that strengthened hotel owners' hands against management companies, weakened collective actions over tip-based payment and more.

A Thumbs-up on Hotel Management Breakups

It's been standard practice across the industry for the larger hotel management companies to negotiate decades-long contracts. A relatively neutral issue during boom times, the inflexibility of these long-term deals can become problematic in economic downturns, according to experts. Hotel owners have typically had a tough time ending the relationships, with management companies often filing...

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