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Wynn Resorts Fined $20 Million Over Handling of Steve Wynn Misconduct Claims
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February 26, 2019 via NY Times

Sexual misconduct claims have toppled many powerful men in recent years, including the billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn. But few companies have faced regulatory fines for how they handled the accusations.

On Tuesday, the Nevada Gaming Commission fined Wynn Resorts, the casino empire that Mr. Wynn founded and ran for years, $20 million for ignoring multiple complaints about his behavior.

The fine, which the commission approved unanimously, is the largest imposed against a gambling licensee in Nevada. The previous record was $5.5 million in 2014.'s ConvergeBlog
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Insurance Coverage For Mass Shooting Events

February 15, 2019 via Anderson Kill
In 2017 alone, there were 344 reported mass shooting events and at least 15,549 gun deaths, excluding suicides, in the Unites States. Aside from the incalculable human suffering left in their wake, shooting events also expose entities of all types and sizes to massive financial liabilities.
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Court Ruling Further Clarifies ADA Website Accessibility Obligations

February 21, 2019 via Conn Maciel Carey

Although this ruling technically only applies to employers in states governed by the Ninth Circuit (California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Hawaii), it confirms the trend that has been developing in courts nationwide the past several years.
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Controlling Hotel Risk Hinges On Protecting Guest Information
February 12, 2019 via Hotel Management

Kevin Levy, chair of technology transactions at Florida law firm Gray Robinson, said most hotels would be considered data controllers because they gather data and then decide what to do with it. However, in instances where hotels are gaining information from a third party, such as an online travel agency, the hotel acts as a processor.

"Ultimately, someone is the controller of guest information," Levy said. "That entity is most at risk."
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