JPMorgan Chase Bank NA recklessly allowed a restaurant's employee to make hundreds of thousands of dollars in unauthorized withdrawals from the Manhattan eatery’s checking account, according to a suit alleging more than $1.3 million in damages that landed in New York federal court Tuesday.
A California federal judge Tuesday refused to ship to arbitration a network device maker’s suit over a hotel entertainment company’s alleged $11 million in unpaid royalties from a patent licensing deal, finding it wasn’t “absurd” to interpret the companies’ arrangement as bypassing an earlier arbitration clause.
Restaurant chain Champs Sports Bar & Grill Co. urged the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday to toss an objection to its $52 million settlement ending claims that a payment processing company charged restaurants and retailers bogus fees, arguing that the serial objector who filed the appeal hasn’t even shown he’s a class member.
The owner of Romano’s Macaroni Grill casual restaurant chain filed for Chapter 11 protection in Delaware on Wednesday with a support agreement from its largest creditors in hand that aims to reorganize the company as a going concern and slash some of its roughly $30 million in secured debt.
Canadian retail software company Lightspeed POS said Wednesday it had closed a $166 million Series D investment, led by Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec, bringing the total amount the company has raised to $292 million.
Australia's competition watchdog said Wednesday it is keeping an eye on French hotel group Accor SA’s AU$1.3 billion (US$1 billion) deal for Mantra Group, less than a week after the proposed tie-up was revealed.
A federal judge in New York on Wednesday cast doubts over whether an ethics watchdog and potential business competitors have standing to sue President Donald Trump over allegations that he is violating the Constitution by accepting payments from foreign governments at his hotels and restaurants.
The Seventh Circuit on Tuesday threw out a bid by Wrigley Field-area rooftop owners for a rehearing of their case accusing the Chicago Cubs of breaching a contract to prevent the obstruction of stadium sightlines, with all of the judges on the original appellate panel denying the petition for rehearing.
Pizza Hut has become the latest major fast food chain to reveal a data breach, telling customers over the weekend that hackers accessed payment card information and other personal data belonging to those who placed orders through the restaurant's website or mobile app during a 28-hour period earlier this month.
A company that helps people exit time-shares urged a Florida federal court Monday to release it from litigation alleging that it interferes with contracts between a developer of time-share resorts and property owners, arguing that allowing the suit to go forward would chill consumers’ rights.
The owner of the Hard Rock Cafe is suing a company called RockStar Hotels Inc. for trademark infringement, saying that the reservation service is using a look-alike name and website to trick consumers.
Bankrupt soup purveyor The Original Soupman Inc. asked a Delaware judge to convert its case to a Chapter 7 liquidation Tuesday, saying the company has shut down operations and has only a few assets remaining since a September sale.
The operator of a Hilton hotel at Boston’s Logan Airport claims that a furniture provider cost it more than $1 million in damages by supplying it with shoddy products, according to a suit filed Tuesday in Massachusetts federal court.
A Massachusetts restaurant knowingly failed to pay three workers minimum wage and neglected to pay 14 workers proper overtime compensation, U.S. Department of Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta claimed in a suit filed Monday in Massachusetts federal court.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. and two executives have urged the Ninth Circuit not to revive a class action accusing the casino operator of misleading investors about its development pipeline, arguing in a pair of briefs that shareholders were repeatedly warned that the company’s ambitious expansion strategy came with risks.
The NCAA joined the NFL and other major professional sports leagues to hit back Monday at claims that a federal prohibition on state-authorized sports betting is unconstitutional, arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court that the law does not force states to enact or administer federal policy.
Travel agents suing American Airlines Inc., Delta Air Lines Inc., United Airlines Inc. and a global airfare publisher have asked the Ninth Circuit to revive their suit alleging the airlines conspired to fix prices on multicity flights, arguing that new evidence substantiated their conspiracy claims but were ignored by the lower court.
A Michigan man has pressed the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a D.C. Circuit decision backing a law that killed off his legal challenge to a tribal casino project, saying that Congress can't pass a law that violates the separation of powers between the legislature and the judiciary.
The Ninth Circuit on Monday found a $500,000 mortgage provided by an employer to induce a man to relocate to a new job is not consumer debt for Chapter 7 purposes.
A Florida federal judge on Monday dismissed litigation accusing a Boca Raton country club and its leadership of mismanagement that caused more than $17 million in losses and decimated property values, holding that the property owner leading the proposed class action failed to show that the court had jurisdiction.
Clients are beginning to expect and even demand that their external lawyers provide advice that is tailored to the client's industry. Aside from this, law firms should want to move toward a sector approach because industry-focused groups are a natural place for cross-practice collaboration to flourish, say Heidi Gardner and Anusia Gillespie of Harvard Law School.
In their new book, "The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons," do Ronald Collins and David Skover prove their thesis that hypocrisy is the key to judicial greatness? Some of the examples they present are hard to dispute, says Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit.
Many employers are seeing an increase in requests for religious accommodations. Several recent court decisions and statistics from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provide insight into the rise in claims related to these requests, and the importance of employers understanding their obligations to accommodate, say Barbara Hoey and Alyssa Smilowitz of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.
The Federal Communications Commission is currently assessing whether to adopt new federal 911 rules for enterprise communication systems. It is also considering auctioning off desirable toll-free 800 numbers, which could make it more expensive for companies to obtain such numbers, says Michael Pryor of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP.
Financial Crisis Anniversary
After nearly a decade of recession-accelerated change in the legal industry, “merit-based” compensation has largely come to mean measuring attorney success using some combination of origination and working attorney hours metrics. However, there are signs that the real impact of the recession is still around the corner, and that building a book isn’t enough, says Peter Zeughauser of Zeughauser Group.
There are lessons to be learned in how this year's hurricane readiness and response plans stood up to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Many in the hospitality industry are working to incorporate these lessons and revise their readiness plans before the next storm hits, says Karl Heisler of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.
While it lends more than $100 million each year to our nation’s college students — including law students — the U.S. Department of Education surprisingly limits loan counseling to one-time entrance counseling for first-time student borrowers. Is this rational? asks Christopher Chapman, president of AccessLex Institute, a nonprofit focused on access to legal education.
The shift to electronic filing has somewhat eased the task of reviewing briefs and their supporting files. An e-brief takes e-filing to the next level, says Christine Falcicchio, a principal at Strut Legal Inc.
As the role of guest-facing technology proliferates and brands update their standards, hotels and hotel managers must negotiate their management and franchise agreements in order to protect themselves, say attorneys with Morris Manning & Martin LLP.
Until last month, the Eleventh Circuit appeared to be the last place for class action plaintiffs to pursue run-of-the-mill statutory damage claims for failure to truncate credit card numbers under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act. However, the dismissal of Gesten v. Burger King indicates a shift away from the generous reading of Spokeo that Eleventh Circuit plaintiffs have enjoyed, say John Papianou and Erin Novak of M... (continued)