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.
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.
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
Post by Practice Group Chair Christian Stegmaier Hospitality advocacy in South Carolina has taken on a new face with former Director of S.C. Parks, Recreation and Tourism John Durst now at the helm. The organization has also re-branded itself as the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, harkening back to the great foundations laid by the… Continue Reading
Football season is one of the greatest times of the year for fans and businesses as swarms of people descend on towns across the country to see their favorite teams battle it out on the gridiron. Fans love the camaraderie and cheering their team on to victory, while the hospitality industry loves the increased revenues… Continue Reading
Post by Christian Stegmaier Practicing law in a state with a booming tourism/hospitality industry has afforded me plenty of experience in defining the do’s and don’ts for business owners regarding alcohol liability. If you are in the area, I invite you to check out the info below about the upcoming Risk Management Society (RIMS) conference… Continue Reading
Post by Attorney Bennett Crites of our Charleston office, practicing in retail/hospitality law, commerical transportation and products liability I recently came across a premises liability defense verdict from the State of New York. It was an unfortunate case — a 57-year old man was alleged to have died as a result of a fall down… Continue Reading
*Hurricane Isaac underscores the important considerations all businesses must make to protect their customers, especially those in the water sports and entertainment industry.* South Carolina is known for its abundance of natural resources including lakes, rivers and streams that flow from the Upstate to the coastal estuaries of the Lowcountry. South Carolinians and tourists have… Continue Reading
Suggestions for hotels and food service establishments operating in the storm’s path [also published on MidlandsBiz.com and Hotel News Now] Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to reach hurricane status in the next 24 hours, and the governors of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi have declared states of emergency as a hurricane warning went into effect for a roughly… Continue Reading