The Laws of Innkeepers: For Hotels, Motels, Restaurants, and Clubs

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Cornell University Press, 1993 - Business & Economics - 924 pages

Here is the new, completely updated and expanded edition of the indispensable handbook used throughout the hospitality industry since The Laws of Innkeepers first appeared in 1972. Containing all the legal information essential to the successful operation of modern hotels, motels, inns, bed-and-breakfasts, clubs, restaurants, and resorts, the book has been extensively revised by John E. H. Sherry to accomodate the far-reaching changes that have occured since the publication of the revised edition in 1981.

Sherry, a practicing lawyer and professor of hotel administration, carries over from the highly praised earlier editions detailed information on the rights and responsibilities of host and guest alike. He cites actual cases--ranging from the amusing and the bizarre to the tragic--as examples, and spells out in precise and readily understandable terms exactly what state and federal law says.

Broadening the scope of the book to keep up with recent legal developments, the author includes many new case decisions and sumamries from various jurisdictions. Three chapters devoted to employment law, environmental law and land use, and catastrophic risk liability are among the highlights of the new material. These new sections present recent rulings and case law on such timely topics as age, disability, and AIDS discrimination, as well as sexual harassment; government regulation of toxic and hazardous substances and hotel and resort development; and acts of God and the Public Enemy and terrorism.

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Contents

Historical Development of the Business of Innkeeping
3
The Nature and Definition of an
9
The Innkeepers Public Duty at Common Law
38
Legal Excuses for Failure to Receive a Guest
141
Liability for Failure to Honor Reservations
154
OWNER AND OPERATOR
217
to Guests and Patrons
227
Equipment Fixtures and Furnishings
230
Legal Rights
614
Regulation Governing the Sale of Food
622
Responsibility Arising from the Sale of Food
672
Dram Shop Acts or Common Law
695
The Innkeepers Lien
749
Compensation of the Innkeeper
765
Crimes against Innkeepers
775
INNKEEPERS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
795

Liability of Resort Facilities
274
Responsibility for Conduct of Persons in the Inn
350
INNKEEPERS RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROPERTY
413
Exceptions and Limitations
471
Innkeepers Duty to Nonguests
546
Responsibility of Restaurant Keeper
564
Civil and Criminal Responsibility for Anticompetitive
589
SELECTED HOSPITALITYRELATED LEGAL CONCERNS
801
Environmental Law and Land Use
853
Environmental Impact Statements
864
Catastrophic Risk Liability
878
Table of Cases
891
Index
908
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John E. H. Sherry is Professor of Law and Hotel Administration at Cornell University.

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