Defective products can involve children’s toys, medical devices, household appliances, work tools, and any other product which causes one injury or death. Product liability claims are some of the most complex causes of action to pursue. In Florida, there is a very strict time limit of four years from the date that you discovered (or…

Are you behind on your credit card payments? Is the creditor threatening to file a lawsuit against you? Or worse, have you been served with a lawsuit for an alleged failure to pay a credit card debt? Unfortunately, most people assume that since you made the purchases on the credit card then there are no…

DID YOU KNOW that if a person or company makes a “robo-call” without appropriate consent, the recipient of the calls is entitled to $500 per call and, if he or she can demonstrate that the calls were knowingly made in violation of applicable laws, may possibly be entitled to up to $1,500 per violation. To…

Unfortunately, it is very common for parties to make agreements without a signed contract.  Some oral agreements may be enforced without a written legal instrument, but it is always better to put it in writing for many reasons. While oral contracts may at times be enforced, it is much easier to enforce a written contract…

If you operate any kind of bar, restaurant, or nightclub, you already know that crafting the right atmosphere is crucial to building customer loyalty. Today’s customers expect more than just a hot meal or cold beer, they demand an experience. The right music enhances a bar or restaurant’s atmosphere. According to a recent study by…

The swimming pool and the surrounding areas are one of, if not the highest risk area a hotel faces. Hotel’s face a multitude of lawsuits for reasons related to the swimming pool, such as; defective design of the pool; failure to properly maintain the pool in a reasonably safe condition; failure to have proper fencing…

Generally, one is not liable for the crimes or acts committed by another. However, liability may attach if the hotel’s response to crime or wrongful act is negligent. For example, often, elevators and escalators in hotels are maintained by third-party vendors who install them. In one such instance, Hyatt Corporation, who was leasing an esca…

While most people think of an eviction in the context of a tenant renting a unit from a landlord, the eviction process arises in hotel law as well. This situation can occur when a guest legally reserves a room yet holds over in that room after their reservation has ended. Often, the hotel’s rooms have…

that a hotel may claim a lien against any property of a guest who does not pay for the services and goods they received? In other words, a hotel may hold a guest’s property and, if necessary, sell it to receive payment for money owed. In some states however, there is a constitutional notice requirement…

A recent study shows that over half of the verdicts against hotels exceed $100,000.00, with over 40% of these verdicts exceeding $1 million. Further, of all issues tried in front of jury, 70% were against the hotel. The duty of the hotel to keep their premises safe for its guests, patrons, invitees and other third…

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