Good news for the Hospitality Industry!  Serial Plaintiff’s days may be numbered.
Nov 20, 2020

Good news for the Hospitality Industry!  Serial Plaintiff’s days may be numbered.

By Dianna D. McCarthy, Heidi M. Gootnick

On November 19, 2020, the Honorable Brenda K. Sannes, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of New York issued an order dismissing 20 of serial Plaintiff Deborah Laufer’s cases without prejudice.  This victory has major implications for the hospitality industry, as Laufer brought suit against hundreds of hotels, many of which are […] More

Nov 19, 2020

Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP Colorado Office Wins 16 Day Bench Trial Successfully Defending a Competitor’s Lawsuit Against Its Two Founders and Their Subsequent Employer in D&O Litigation

On October 26, 2020, Colorado managing partner, Derek Anderson, secured a complete defense verdict for the firm’s clients in a case between competitors in a dispute involving directors and officers. The case involved claims for breach of restrictive covenants, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, and permanent injunctive relief. The firm defended two […] More

All-Remote Win for the Defense on a Motion to Dismiss
Oct 22, 2020

All-Remote Win for the Defense on a Motion to Dismiss

By Kenneth A. McLellan

We hope that you all are doing well and are adjusting to your new work environment, whether it be working exclusively from home or a hybrid arrangement with some time spent in the office.  Just a few months ago, no one would have thought that virtual Court appearances, depositions and mediations would become the norm. […] More

Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg’s Florida Office Has Relocated
Oct 1, 2020

Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg’s Florida Office Has Relocated

Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg’s Florida office has relocated.  Our new address is SunTrust International Center, One Southeast Third Avenue, Suite 1950, Miami, Florida 33131. More

Sep 29, 2020

Risk Management in the Era of COVID-19

By Kenneth A. McLellan

One of our biggest challenges in dealing with COVID-19 is adapting traditional methods of limiting liability and risk transfer to our new environment. Contracting parties have long looked to provisions such as force majeure, limitations of liability, and indemnification to help manage risk. Here, let’s examine special considerations for those risk-avoidance mechanisms in the COVID-19 […] More

Sep 14, 2020

WSSLLP Texas Office Legal Malpractice Trial Win Affirmed by Fifth Circuit

On September 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a trial court victory in a legal malpractice case obtained by WSSLLP Houston Managing Partner Martin Schexnayder. The case, which involved issues of conflict of interest and breach of fiduciary duty against a national employment law firm, was tried before Hon. Al […] More

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