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ADA Website “Tester’s” Lawsuit Dismissed - Again

USA - December 23 2020 As websites become a larger consideration for hotel owners hoping to avoid ADA lawsuits, courts have repeatedly dismissed claims by “testers” who…

R. Scott Brink, Travis Gemoets, David A. Sudeck, Guy Maisnik, Sheri L. Bonstelle, Robert E. Braun, Jim Butler, Wei Deng, Marta M. Fernandez, Robert B. Kaplan, Kevin K. McDonnell, Jamie K. Ogden, Martin H. Orlick, Jeffrey E. Steiner, Bennett G. Young

San Francisco becomes first major US city to order “home sheltering”

USA - March 16 2020 On Sunday, my local Starbucks had no tables or Chairs inside or outside. It has gone to “Grab n Go” service only. You cannot sit and drink your…

Jim Butler

COVID-19 Coronavirus as a Force Majeure Defense to Contractual Non-performance

USA - March 5 2020 One often doesn’t know the extent of one’s insurance coverage until a calamity occurs. So it is with force majeure provisions in contracts…

Coronavirus COVID-19 force majeure: Contract provisions and governing law are important

USA - March 5 2020 Coronavirus issues are likely to affect every business and industry, and the hotel industry is looking at an immediate and out-sized impact…

COVID-19 coronavirus as force majeure contract defense — history and origins

USA - March 3 2020 In the article below, JMBM partner Mark Adams discusses the coronavirus in relation to force majeure provisions in contracts. This legal concept goes…

Jim Butler