Jim Butler’s blog article, "How they are going to make you pay TOT on revenues your hotel never received," appeared in Hotel Online.
You’ve gotten a judgment against that troublesome borrower who hides assets and plays games, but you are afraid that it will be many moons before you are able to collect. You know that one of the best ways to get this kind of person to deal with you is to get a statewide judgment lien […]
Cloud Computing, Part I This article is the first in a series about cloud computing. Read parts two and three to get the full story. On October 29, 2009, the City of Los Angeles announced that it is outsourcing its e-mail services to Google, becoming the largest governmental body to outsource such a key computer […]
Jim Butler and Marty Orlick’s blog article "Hotel Lawyers and the ADA: Is the DOJ’s ADA Compliance Survey Coming to Your City Soon? What to do when you receive the DOJ’s ADA Compliance Review questionnaire" appeared in Hotel Online, ehotelier.com, Hotel Resource and 4Hoteliers.com.
On October 8, 2009, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission unanimously approved a luxury 80-room boutique hotel in the historic Security Pacific Bank Building at the corner of Hollywood and Cahuenga. Based on the work of JMBM and the project team, the hotel concept received vast community support ranging from historic preservation associations to neighborhood […]
How many of you have been the victim of a city’s “urgency” moratorium law that stopped your project cold? I’ve had several such cases in the past couple of years and am pleased to report that in one of those cases, where the client had no alternative but to litigate, we prevailed big time! In […]
In Court Suppresses Email Evidence in Bear Sterns Case, Stuart Tubis discusses U.S. v. Cioffi, et al., Case No. 08-CR-415 (FB) (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 26, 2009), in which The Eastern District of New York granted defendant Matthew Tannin’s motion to suppress evidence obtained from his personal Gmail account.
Jim Butler’s blog article, "Occupancy tax update on internet hotel booking: More lawsuits against Expedia and online travel companies (OTCs) over "lost" bed taxes — Why hotels should care about the transient occupancy tax (TOT) battle," appeared in 4Hoteliers.com, ehotelier.com, Hotel Resource and Hotel Online.
Michael Gold’s article "Efficient E-Discovery for the Smaller Case," which was published in the course handbook for the recent PLI program, Electronic Discovery Guidance 2009: What Corporate and Outside Counsel Need to Know, was republished in PLI’s November 5 All-Star Briefing newsletter. Efficient E-Discovery for the Smaller Case PLI: Electronic Discovery has presented both cost […]
Michael Gold’s article "Efficient E-Discovery for the Smaller Case" was published in PLI’s November 5 All-Star Briefing newsletter.