Robert Braun’s article, “Lenders Want Comfort Letters – Comfort for Whom?” regarding hotel franchise agreements, was published by Law360.
Collecting Customer Information Online California Supreme Court Rules Song-Beverly Credit Card Act Inapplicable to Digital Downloads by Robert E. Braun, Esq. In an opinion issued on February 4, 2013, the California Supreme Court (by a narrow 4-3 majority) resolved one of the burning questions in the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, California Civil Code § 1747 […]
California Supreme Court Rules That Zip Codes Are Personal Identification Information To download a PDF of this Alert, click here. On February 10, 2011, the California Supreme Court held in Pineda v. Williams Sonoma that ZIP codes are considered “personal identification information” under the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, California Civil Code § 1747 et seq. […]
ADA Alert: New Regulations Now in Effect On July 23, 2010, the U.S. Attorney General signed into law important revisions to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ)Regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act. The new regulations include substantial and far reaching revisions to the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), which are now known as […]
District Court Rules that Longer Benches in Accessible Dressing Rooms are ADA-Compliant In the last month, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California found that a 60 inch long fitting room bench in a wheelchair-accessible dressing room is an "equivalent facilitation" in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of […]
Marty Orlick’s article "Changes to ADA Guidelines ‘On Hold’ Pending a Regulatory Review by the Obama Administration" was published on February 20, 2009.
Hotel lawyer in Beverly Hills at the ULI "Reinventing Retail and Mixed-Use" program, the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, California, February 4-5, 2009. The Urban Land Institute’s big retail conference is underway and one of the lead off panels had some great information about why hotels are being added to retail mixed-use projects. "Hotel Mixed-Use" is […]
Merchants, Beware: Could You Be Liable for Credit Card Breaches? by Robert E. Braun Retail Merchandiser December 2008 If you had been following financial headlines in August of this year, you would have seen the following reports: August 5, 2008: The United States Department of Justice announced the largest identity theft case ever prosecuted in […]
On November 17, 2008, the United States Supreme Court let stand a key Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that a “serial plaintiff” and his attorney, who had filed more than 400 lawsuits against California businesses, could not file repeated Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) lawsuits against business owners without first obtaining court […]
When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted by Congress in July 1990, the Internet was in its infancy and few, if any, considered its applicability to cyberspace. But a San Francisco Federal judge’s recent decision not to dismiss a discrimination case against retailer Target Corporation has brought the issue to the forefront. Believed […]