An affiliate of HNA Tourism Group Co. Ltd. is selling 32.95 million shares of real estate investment trust Park Hotels and Resorts Inc.'s common stock, an underwritten offering disclosed Monday that could raise $824 million and a deal on which Hogan Lovells, White & Case LLP and Clifford Chance LLP are working.
The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled Friday that a Crowne Plaza guest who checked in to celebrate her wedding anniversary and checked out dead of alcohol poisoning was at least as responsible for her death as was the hotel, freeing the owners of a “dram shop” claim that a lower court had revived.
Three boutique hotel groups with properties in New York City have websites that don’t comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, a legally blind man said in putative class actions filed in New York federal court Friday.
The Chicago Marriott Downtown on Friday became the latest Windy City business targeted by a Florida man for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, facing a suit filed in Illinois federal court alleging the hotel fails to accommodate individuals with physical disabilities.
A Florida Senate Committee approved a gaming reform bill Friday that covers the regulation of fantasy contests, greyhound and horse racing “decoupling” and slot machine taxes, and authorizes so-called designated player games in certain settings, while also extending the state’s gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Thursday filed suit in Texas federal court on behalf of a former University of Texas kitchen manager, saying that food services giant Compass Group USA Inc. refused to remedy the discriminatory behavior of an executive chef who refused to hire the supervisor as his sous chef because she is a woman.
A New York federal judge on Thursday denied class certification to employees accusing an Indian restaurant chain of failing to pay them minimum wage and overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, finding that the lead plaintiff's "vague" claims failed to establish a coordinated, unlawful policy to dock pay.
Playboy Playmates and other models accusing a Tampa-area swingers club and its owners of using their likenesses in advertisements for the club without permission asked for a quick win in their suit Wednesday, arguing they have provided enough evidence that the ads were false and misleading.
Papa John’s drivers lost a second attempt at class certification in their suit accusing the pizza chain of underpaying them in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act when a New York federal judge ruled Thursday they hadn’t shown the underpayment was part of a companywide policy.
A subsidiary of Singaporean lifestyle and wellness company Mary Chia Holdings said Thursday that it will sell a hotel property to Singapore-based JL Asia Resources Pte. Ltd. for S$64.8 million (US$48,372,902), according to a statement.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday released a report tackling sports betting if it becomes legal in the state, stressing the need to make gambling easy to access online and comparable to what is already being offered by black-market bookies.
A D.C. federal judge ruled in favor of the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Wilton Rancheria on Wednesday in a community group’s lawsuit challenging the agency’s decision to take land into trust for the tribe for gambling, holding that federal officials acted within their authority.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Wednesday conducted a lottery to select from the approximately 47,000 workers who were each seeking one of 33,000 H-2B visa slots for the second half of fiscal year 2018.
Detroit Public Schools’ community district and its board of education on Wednesday urged a Michigan federal judge to toss the remaining claims from a suit brought by residents looking to block the use of $56.5 million in taxpayer funds for a new arena for the NBA's Detroit Pistons, after previously gutting the suit.
The U.S. Supreme Court has opened the door for creditors to claw back more funds in bankruptcy by rejecting the notion that a securities transaction can be insulated from avoidance actions as long as it involved a financial institution, even as just a conduit in a deal, experts say.
The former assistant to Chinese developer Ng Lap Seng who was accused of playing a critical role in his boss’ scheme to win United Nations contracts through bribery was sentenced to seven months in prison on Wednesday, a harsher sentence than he asked for but below federal guidelines.
Netflix-style online entertainment company iQiyi Inc. filed a $1.5 billion initial public offering late Tuesday, one of two Chinese issuers to join the U.S. IPO pipeline this week with filings totaling $1.7 billion.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. said it has priced 19.5 million ordinary shares at $56 per share, for a total of $1.1 billion, allowing shareholders including private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC to cut their stakes in the cruise ship giant through a deal guided by three law firms.
Mexico has fired back at U.S. investors bringing a $100 million arbitration claim over the alleged destruction of their gambling business, arguing they cannot continue with the proceeding as they've failed to properly identify every claimant, a requirement under NAFTA.
An executive at the casino company Harrah’s told a North Carolina federal court on Tuesday that it should throw out a proposed class action by an ex-employee who alleged staffers weren’t paid for all the time they worked, arguing that tribal sovereign immunity extended to his conduct.
What business of law topics piqued reader interest in 2017? Take a look back at the year's five most-read legal industry articles from Law360 guest authors.
Two years ago, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) was amended to provide a clearer road map for courts analyzing whether to permit sanctions for the spoliation of evidence. Yet there is still no specific guidance for when a sanctions request relates to electronically stored and nonelectronically stored information, says Skadden associate Robin Shah.
In an effort to study jurors' attitudes toward foreign witnesses, a representative sample of over 1,000 jury eligibles across the U.S. were surveyed over the course of several years. The results revealed two important findings, says Christina Marinakis, director of jury research at Litigation Insights.
For many female attorneys, the results revealed in the New York State Bar Association’s recently adopted report on female litigators in the courtroom were not encouraging but not terribly surprising. Each stakeholder in the litigation process — judges, law firms and corporate clients — should contribute toward increasing female voices in the courtroom, says Carrie Cohen of Morrison & Foerster LLP.
Dec. 19 marked the 40th anniversary of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Catch up on this series featuring reflections from attorneys who have played a role in the evolution of FCPA enforcement, defense and compliance.
The question I ask about new technology is how can it improve the quality of my practice — and my life? This year, the iPhone X, the Apple Watch Series 3 and a .LAW domain have proven to be great investments, for professional and personal reasons, says attorney Paul Kiesel of Kiesel Law LLP.
Recently proposed regulations by the New York State Department of Labor will result in challenges for employers who regularly fall into situations where employee schedules are not determined well in advance or change at the last minute, say Kristin Klein Wheaton and Christopher Maugans of Goldberg Segalla.
Bartlit Beck was a wonderful place to work for 18 years, and the lawyers there are not only excellent attorneys but also great people. That said, I can look analytically at the Bartlit Beck fee model and make some observations on its pros and cons, says J.B. Heaton, founder of investment analytics company Conjecture LLC.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Christie v. NCAA, considering New Jersey's bid to permit sports gambling at the state's casinos and racetracks. There appears to be a very real possibility that the Supreme Court will find some of the state's Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act unconstitutional, say David Apfel and Brian Burgess of Goodwin Procter LLP.
We tell jurors how important they are to the successful implementation of our judicial system, but oftentimes we don’t treat them with the reverence they deserve. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant III of the Eastern District of Texas, Lisa Blue of Baron and Blue, and Robert Hirschhorn of Cathy E. Bennett & Associates advocate three improvements to give jurors an active role in our civil and criminal jury trials.