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In this week’s edition of DRI’s The Voice, I discussed the importance of risk management and how it is the key to survival of the retail and hospitality industry this year. Here are a few comments from the article, along with a link to the entire article: While this has been quite a year for […] The post Risk Management: The Key to Retail & Hospitality’s Survival appeared first on Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Law
I recently joined forces with an incredibly talented security expert, Jon D. Groussman of Lowers Risk Group, for an article in NU Claims regarding managing negligent security risks. The article addresses the actions a claims professional and company should take before, during and after a security incident to help mitigate risks and ensure the best […] The post Managing Negligent Security Risks appeared first on Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Law.…
What is the greatest defense rule created in Illinois for retailers, restaurants and hospitality companies? You guessed it – the natural accumulation rule! Hands down this is my favorite rule because regardless of what county I’m in (yes, even Cook County), judges fairly and accurately apply this rule which means the Defense Wins! My latest […] The post Defense Wins! – Natural Accumulation Applies INSIDE appeared first on Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Law.…
Congratulations Albertsons Companies! Supermarket News selected Albertsons Companies as its Retailer of the Year for 2020. If you live around Chicago, this company is better known to you as Jewel-Osco. This distinction is very well deserving as Albertsons has been having quite an amazing year. The company and its employees met the challenge of Covid-19 […] The post Congrats Albertsons! – Retailer of the Year appeared first on Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Law.…
I am happy to announce that as of April 1, 2020, I have opened the Illinois office of Bovell Bove LLC with my long-time partner, Brian O’Gallagher.  We are very excited about this new chapter in our lives. Bodell Bove LLC is a Philadelphia, PA based firm with offices also located in Pittsburgh, PA, Cherry […] The post New Firm – Bodell Bove LLC appeared first on Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Law.…
Since this blog is dedicated to the retail, restaurant and hospitality industries, I want to take a moment to show my deepest respect and admiration to the many retail, restaurant and hospitality companies and employees out there doing amazing things during these crazy times.    The following is a list of just a few of those […] The post Retail & Hospitality to the Rescue! appeared first on Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Law.…
Here is a re-post from information provided by attorney Ellen Vance of Spilman, Thomas & Battle in West Virginia regarding employment issues in general and then I added some information about Illinois at the end:   According to guidance issued by the Department of Labor, states may amend their unemployment insurance laws to provide unemployment compensation benefits when: An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work; An individual is quarantined…
Another Defense Wins victory to share. This one is a actually comical. The plaintiff claimed she was hit on the right side of her face and the right shoulder by a case of water bottles that fell from the top of a water bottle display in a store. In fact, she said 2- 3 cases came falling down for some unknown reason. We can all envision is situation where this could occur, but wait, there’s…
Another great win for a retailer in Illinois and this one was upheld by the Second District Appellate Court of Illinois.  Here is what took place.  The plaintiff was at laundry mat and he went into a nearby grocery store to use the ATM machine.  After taking a few steps into the store he turned right and claims he slipped and fell in a thick substance on the floor.  An employee came upon the plaintiff…