I am privileged to co-chair the annual Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit at Georgetown University Law Center.  For this year’s conference, our seventh, we are trying something new.  A common theme that will run through most of this year’s sessions is risk allocation.  Primarily, we will discuss allocation of risk among the three principal communities
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Congratulations to my student Kelleye Eller, M.P.S. on completion of her Master of Professional Studies degree in Global Hospitality Leadership at Georgetown University. Ms. Eller titled her graduate thesis Securing U.S. Hotels in the Age of Terrorism: The Hoteliers’ Perspective. In her capstone paper and executive summary and presentation, she thoroughly examines the challenges that domestic
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There is an article in today’s Hotel News Now about service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act and emotional support animals under other laws.  I published an article on the same subject in Restaurant Startup and Growth a few years ago.

State of Washington v. Motel 6 Operating L.P.: The Latest Episode in Law Enforcement Agencies’ Demands for Access to Guest Records             Last Wednesday January 3, Washington State Attorney General Robert Ferguson filed a lawsuit against a subsidiary of Motel 6, alleging that the company violated state law by regularly providing hotel guests’ personally identifiable
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If you celebrate Christmas, have young children and live in the United States, chances are you have at least one Elf on the Shelf.  My family now has two.  The first of these came to us in 2011 and my children named him Elfie.  The following year, they had second thoughts and decided to rename
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On Friday November 10, I attended a Veterans’ Day reception at Georgetown University Law Center, honoring students and alumni who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.  One of the speakers was CPT Ashley Nichols, a West Point graduate who served in Afghanistan as a U.S. Army Military Intelligence officer, and is now a 2L at
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