The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an unpublished opinion that highlights the tremendous impact the credibility of witness testimony can have on the outcome of a jury trial. In Paulette A. Myers v. Dollar General Corporation, Case No. 17-1785, Dollar General appealed the district court’s denial of its motion for judgment as a… Continue Reading
Retail & Hospitality Law Blog
South Carolina Retail & Hospitality Law Alerts provides timely updates on pressing issues in the retail and hospitality field, with commentary from our experienced retail and hospitality law team.
An attempt to clean up a college town could have a rippling effect far beyond “Famously Hot” Columbia and crash waves that will be felt among the bar and club communities across the Palmetto State. On April 3, 2018, an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) found that an LLC operating a bar in the Five Points… Continue Reading
It has been written an innumerable amount of times: 9/11 changed the course of our history and forever affected just about every business and activity in this country. Travel, particularly air travel, is measurably different than what it was prior to that fateful day in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville. Think back to getting… Continue Reading
On June 15, the nation woke up to their Twitter and Facebook feeds to learn about the horror that had visited a Nebraska family the night before at a Walt Disney World hotel property when a two-year-old boy playing in a foot of water was killed after being attacked and carried away by an alligator… Continue Reading
As the weather turns warmer, folks who have been cooped up all winter start thinking about getting outside and going to cookouts and get-togethers with friends, along with weekends at the lake or beach. And when friends and family come together for fun and recreation, often alcohol is involved. Convenience stores are one place where… Continue Reading
[COLUMBIA, S.C. – April 18, 2016] – Collins & Lacy, P.C. is pleased to announce Kelsey Brudvig has joined the firm’s Columbia office as an associate practicing in the areas of retail & hospitality law and professional liability defense. Brudvig’s experience includes serving as a staff attorney for the South Carolina Supreme Court, where she… Continue Reading
With the holiday shopping season officially kicking off, Retail & Hospitality Practice Group Chair, Christian Stegmaier, gives businesses some important tips when it comes to hiring seasonal, or temporary, employees. Preparing Seasonal Employees from Collins & Lacy, P. C. on Vimeo.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 8 million people were treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2013 for slips, trips, and other accidental falls, making such accidents the leading cause of nonfatal injuries and the third leading cause of injury resulting in death that year. Changes in elevation are not… Continue Reading
Employee turnover is unavoidable for most businesses. Although almost no industry is immune from losing employees for any number of reasons in a free market economy, turnover is particularly prevalent in the highly seasonal retail and hospitality industries. In addition, cyclical and structural changes to the market are also catalysts for employees changing jobs. From… Continue Reading
Christian Stegmaier, Collins & Lacy’s Retail & Hospitality Practice Group Chair, shares some important tips and guidelines for both permit holders (restaurants, bars, etc.) and social hosts who will be watching the Big Game Sunday, February 1st.