If history is any indicator, this coming Sunday – like every Super Bowl Sunday before it – will be a big event in the United States. It’s been estimated only Thanksgiving is a bigger day during the year for food and beverage consumption for Americans. According to a survey by the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association conducted in… 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.
While we do not like thinking about legal or safety matters when it comes to things that make us feel good, remembering some key points can help ensure the experience remains a safe and positive one for both the volunteer and the organization. Tips for organizations that use volunteers: Have volunteers sign a “hold harmless… Continue Reading
Starting Thursday, January 9, South Carolina will be participating in the 11-day celebration that is Restaurant Week. South Carolinian foodies will get a chance to enjoy a variety of exceptional dishes and amazing values during dinner from participating restaurants, both casual and higher-end venues. During this event, you can enjoy dinners prepared by some of… Continue Reading
As most claims professionals and lawyers know, the majority of civil cases these days resolve via settlement. Resolution is generally memorialized by way of written settlement agreements (a/k/a “receipt and release”). Along with the filed stipulation of dismissal, the settlement agreement is the magic document that enables you to close the file. And a closed… Continue Reading
Effective crowd management should be a year-round priority for retailers, but Black Friday and the ensuing holiday shopping season elevates the importance of crowd control. According to a recent National Retail Federation (NRF) survey, as many as 140 million Americans plan to shop over Thanksgiving weekend, with 97 million shoppers planning to shop on Black… Continue Reading
On October 25, 2013, amendments to Regulation 61-25 proposed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) were published in the State Register. Regulation 61-25, which governs retail sales of food, applies to restaurants, grocery stores, school cafeterias, and other establishments where food is prepared and served to the public. Since the… Continue Reading
Retail/Hospitality Practice Group Chair Christian Stegmaier will speak at the DRI Retail and Hospitality Litigation and Claims Management Seminar May 16-17, 2013. Christian will join a panel discussion on effectively handling a product recall in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. To find out more or to register, click here.
As discussed in previous articles, (see “When Hard Hits of Football Season End Up Between Fans at Your Business” and “South Carolina Hospitality-Related Businesses Have Obligations to Protect Guests”), a retailer or hospitality establishment in South Carolina is not the insurer of the safety of its guests. However, it has also been well settled that… Continue Reading
With our founding location right in the Vista and as a Vista Guild member, we are pleased to bring you the latest news in our “neighborhood” from the Vista Guild. Lots of exciting developments from 2012, including the Vista Greenway to promote green travel (walking and cycling) in our city, and plenty ahead for the new… Continue Reading
Attorneys Kristian Cross of our retail/hospitality law team and Brian Comer, chair of Products Liability at Collins & Lacy, recently shared in the ACC-SC newsletter some strategies for managing risk throughout the litigation process. Though the article is geared toward in-house counsel, any business owner or risk manager may find this information helpful should the… Continue Reading