• March 5, 2018

    3 Firms Steer HNA's Planned $824M Park Hotels Share Sale

    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.

  • March 2, 2018

    Hotel Guest’s Role In Own Death Sinks ‘Dram’ Suit: NC Court

    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.

  • March 2, 2018

    Boutique Hotel Groups Hit With ADA Class Actions

    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.

  • March 2, 2018

    Chicago Marriott Becomes ADA Tester's Latest Target

    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.

  • March 2, 2018

    Fla. Senate Committee Advances Gambling Reform Bill

    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.

  • March 2, 2018

    EEOC Sues Compass For Denying Woman A Sous Chef Job

    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.

  • March 1, 2018

    NY Indian Restaurant Workers Denied Cert. In FLSA Suit

    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.  

  • March 1, 2018

    Models Seek Quick Win In Fla. Swingers Club Suit

    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.

  • March 1, 2018

    NY Judge Again Denies Papa John's Drivers Class Cert.

    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.

  • March 1, 2018

    Singaporean Wellness Co. Sells Hotel Property For $49M

    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.

  • March 1, 2018

    Mass. Board Wants Sports Betting On Par With Black Market

    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. 

  • March 1, 2018

    Feds, Tribe Prevail In Fight Over Calif. Casino Land

    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.

  • March 1, 2018

    47K Temporary Workers Vie For 33K H-2B Visas In Lottery

    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.

  • March 1, 2018

    School Board Wants Pistons Arena Funding Fight Put To Rest

    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.

  • February 28, 2018

    Justices Hone Creditors' Ability To Ax Pre-Bankruptcy Deals

    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.

  • February 28, 2018

    Assistant In UN Real Estate Bribery Plot Gets 7 Months

    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.

  • February 28, 2018

    'China's Netflix' Leads Two IPO Filings Totaling $1.7B

    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.

  • February 28, 2018

    PE-Backed Norwegian Cruises Prices $1.1B Share Offering

    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.

  • February 28, 2018

    Mexico Demands Investor Names In $100M Gambling Biz Row

    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.

  • February 28, 2018

    Harrah's Exec Says Tribal Immunity Protects Him From Suit

    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.

Expert Analysis

  • Roundup

    5 Most-Read Legal Industry Articles Of 2017

    2017 Trends

    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.

  • Spoliation Scrutiny: Disparate Standards For Distinct Mediums

    Robin Shah

    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.

  • Diagnosing Juror Bias Against Foreign Witnesses

    Christina Marinakis

    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.

  • Hearing The Need For More Women’s Voices In The Courtroom

    Carrie Cohen

    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.

  • Roundup

    40 Years Of FCPA


    ​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.​

  • How 2 Devices And 1 Domain Changed My Practice In 2017

    Paul Kiesel

    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.

  • What To Know About NY's Proposed 'Call-In Pay' Regs

    Kristin Klein Wheaton

    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.

  • Alternative Fees: My Experience At Bartlit Beck

    J.B. Heaton

    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.

  • Will New Jersey’s Bet On Sports Gambling Pay Off?

    David Apfel

    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.

  • Opinion

    Jurors Should Have An Active Role In Trials

    Judge Amos Mazzant III

    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.