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Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Law Blog

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Leveling the playing field for local retailers - Taxing online sales

USA - August 14 2018 Prior to June 2018, states and municipalities were only permitted to impose sales taxes on sellers of goods and services when the sellers had a…

The Invisible Slip and Fall: The Importance of Record Keeping

USA - July 20 2018 Most defense attorneys will agree that more often than not, there are no witnesses to the personal injury claims we investigate and litigate. In fact…

The Evolving World of Incident Scene Video: The Retailers Friend or Foe?

USA - June 19 2018 In today's world where the general populace expects and anticipates near constant surveillance in the public arena, the general perception is that…

Place Your Bets (or Don’t): Legal Sports Gambling in Texas Not Likely Anytime Soon

USA - May 17 2018 The recent decision of the United States Supreme Court in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, is expected to have far-reaching effects…

Discoverability of Settlement Agreements in Multiparty Cases

USA - April 10 2018 Retailers, restauranteurs, and hoteliers sometimes find themselves involved in litigation involving multiple parties. Often, when multiple parties are…

Shaken and Stirred: Federal Court Declares Texas Alcohol Laws Unconstitutional

USA - March 26 2018 On Tuesday, United States District Judge Robert Pittman issued a fifty-page order that will likely have a profound impact on retailers that currently…

Overview Of Alcohol Liability In Texas - Part III (Sale To Minors)

USA - March 9 2018 In order to be liable for the improper sale or provision of alcohol to a minor, it must be shown that: (1) the person or provider was an adult that…

May I See Your ID?

USA - February 23 2018 On January 1, 2018, a new Texas law went into effect permitting a merchant to request a government-issued photo identification to verify the identity…

Proposed DOL Tip Pool Regulations: Good News (or not?)

USA - February 1 2018 Tip pooling in the hospitality industry has long been a method of increasing pay to certain employees and to allow the employer to pay lower “wages”…

Sticks and Bricks may not bother Amazon, but the Words “Exclusive Use” Can Hurt Them

USA - October 30 2017 It is no secret that the advent of online commerce has eroded the value of retail properties for landlords and tenants alike. Brick and mortar - or…