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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…
As of November 1, 2019, Oklahoma is the latest to the list of unrestricted conceal carry law states.  This change in law allows anyone 21 years or older (or 18 years old and older if a member of the military or an honorably discharged veteran) who can legally own a firearm to openly or concealed carry without a permit.  If you have one of my charts that outlines the open and concealed carry laws for…
The Illinois Appellate Court recently issued a ruling regarding criminal acts of third parties that will be very useful in defending retail, restaurant and hospitality companies for years to come. The following is a summary of the opinion and a copy of the opinion is attached: In Witcher v. 1104 Madison St. Restaurant, 2019 IL App (1st) 181641, the plaintiff’s-decedent was stabbed in the neck and killed while at a restaurant and lounge in Chicago. …
The majority of the country has some form of a dram-shop law or social host liability law, imposing liability on the servers or retailers of alcohol for the acts of those who become intoxicated. These laws differ greatly from state to state and these law are not the only way victims of an intoxicated customer can seek damages against a bar or restaurant. The attached article was published in the July 2019 edition of DRI’s…
I recently wrote an article about how the natural accumulation doctrine applies inside the premises, not just outside, and that must have brought me luck because shortly thereafter I succeeded in obtaining summary judgment in DuPage County for my client based on natural accumulation inside the store. The plaintiff slipped and fell in water just after she entered the store.  The plaintiff did not report her incident until a few days later and she could…