4 Reasons Why Hotels Need Cyber Insurance

Businesses everywhere have to defend against the rising threat of ransomware and the growing sophistication of cybercriminals. Hotels are no exception. Hotel News Now keeps a running list of the most well-publicized data breaches; no doubt many smaller attacks go unreported. These cyber intrusions are not altogether surprising when you consider four distinct challenges facing […]

How Hotels Can Avoid a Negligence Lawsuit

Call it a tale of two bugs. In in the first case, a hotel faced a $100,000 judgment because a guest woke up with a bunch of bedbug bites. In the second, a hotel guest who was apparently bitten by a venomous spider — and who almost lost a finger to infection — failed to […]

What Hotels Can Learn from the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Hotels, like any other locations with large numbers of people, provide an attractive target for lone-wolf attackers planning mass shootings. The massacre in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, made the risk tragically clear. Lawsuits against MGM, owner of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, started piling up within days after a man opened fire […]

Abuse in Senior Homes: Reducing Risk for Staff

Elderly care facilities exist to provide for the needs of seniors, including everything from a range of health services to social activities. When the staff at a nursing home or assisted living community is accused of elder abuse, it rocks the foundation of the institution. These allegations have massive consequences for the individuals involved and […]

How Rideshare Apps Affect Restaurant Liability

It’s tempting to believe that rideshare services like Uber and Lyft can prevent accidents and save lives — especially if you own restaurants or other hospitality businesses that serve alcohol. Alcohol-impaired drivers accounted for more than 10,000 fatalities in 2015 — 29 percent of all crash deaths — according to the National Highway Transportation Safety […]