Delivering Hospitality Legal & Safety News to Your Inbox

June 2019's Converge Newsletter
Hospitality Case Review: The Top 100+ Hospitality Cases That Impacted Us in 2018
restaurant employee on phone call
June 20, 2019 via ConvergeBlog
This article provides brief summaries of the top 100+ legal cases that have impacted the hospitality industry in the year 2018.

1. Brito v. Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, 2018 WL 317464 (D. Colo., 01/08/2018). Plaintiff is a paraplegic and requires the use of a wheelchair to ambulate. While at defendant hotel he encountered multiple violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that effected his use and enjoyment of the premises and sued. The hotel challenged plaintiff’s standing. To establish standing, a plaintiff must show, inter alia, that he suffered an injury in fact. To prove that, plaintiff must establish a likelihood that he will return to defendant’s premises. Factors a court considers are the proximity of the business to plaintiff’s residence, the plaintiff’s past patronage of the business, the definitiveness of plaintiff’s plan to return, and the plaintiff’s frequency of travel near defendant. In the complaint plaintiff stated he lives in the same county as defendant, he has frequented defendant hotel for "pleasure purposes," he was a guest at the premises for a two day stay, and he alleges an intention to return within four months. This constitutes a personal stake in the outcome to constitute standing and avoid dismissal of the complaint.
HL ConvergeBlog
Follow Our Blog

Keep up with the latest and dive into all areas of hospitality news through our ConvergeBlog with new articles posted each week.

Hospitality Law 5th Edition
Purchase Textbook

Hospitality Law: Managing Legal Issues in the Hospitality Industry is a practical approach to hospitality law.

See What's New
businessman signing legal document near gavel and scale
A Discussion of Recent ADA and FMLA Cases and Their Practical Implications

June 13, 2019 via ConvergeBlog

The ADA and FMLA are areas which are always evolving both in terms of the relevant regulations and the caselaw. There are practical takeaways that can be taken from recent, notable caselaw that allows employers to best position themselves to navigate carefully through ADA and FMLA issues so as to minimize legal risk.
Laner Muchin
They Blocked Access to the Public Beach. Now the Hotel is Getting a Gut Punching $1.6 Million Fine

June 14, 2019 via CNN

Reports made to the Commission included incidents where visitors were denied access to the public parking lot or saw the lot being used by hotel valet.
arbitration agreement document and gavel
Advertising Fraud Case Raises Questions For Hotel Industry
June 5, 2019 via Hotel Management

Among other practices, the report detailed illicit agreements in which media suppliers—television and digital platforms, for example—provide advertising agencies with cash and other forms of rebates in exchange for hitting certain placement thresholds.
Copyright © 2018, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted in at

Our mailing address is:
2450 Louisiana, Ste. 400-416
Houston, TX 77006

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

The articles included in this newsletter are subject to's Terms Of Use.


Email Marketing by ActiveCampaign