Category Archive: Restaurant and Hospitality Law

Aug 30 2015

Phil Ivey’s Defense: I Can Cheat Because Borgata Employs “Babes”

As I wrote about on this blog back in April 2014, The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City is suing poker superstar Phil Ivey for return of $9.6 Million he won at the baccarat table at the casino. The Borgata claims (and Phil generally admits) that Phil made certain demands involving a certain set of playing …

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Jan 17 2014

How a Small Business Can Lower and Control Legal Fees

At the risk of striking fear into the hearts of my fellow lawyers, I want to write about how businesses, particularly small and growing companies can lower and control their legal fees. While these tips are applicable to individuals and larger businesses, small businesses usually are the most affected by a sudden need to spend …

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Oct 23 2013

Conde Nast Ends Internship Program Over Lawsuits: Let the Blame Game Begin!

Condé Nast, the publishing giant, has decided to discontinue its vaunted internship program following a class-action lawsuit filed by two former interns saying that they were paid less than $1 dollar an hour, according to an article in Women’s Wear Daily yesterday. Back in June, Condé Nast, which owns and operates popular and influential magazines …

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Oct 11 2013

Unpaid Intern Cannot Sue for Sexual Harassment: NYFed Court

In a case that may be shocking to many folks (but not lawyers in the employment litigation field) NY Southern District Judge Kevin Castel last week ruled that an unpaid intern could not sue her employer under NYC Human Rights Law because she was not an “employee” under the law. This discrepancy’s not new. It …

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