Contracts/Legal

Hard Lessons From the Las Vegas Mass Shooting Settlement

The legal settlement from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas resulting from the October 2017 mass shooting offers a number of lessons for the meetings and events industry regarding crisis management and risk mitigation. Learn more.

Why Destination Boycott Contract Clauses May Not Be a Viable Legal Tactic

The addition of “destination boycott” contract clauses to limit liability for canceling a meeting or convention because of a controversial law may not be a viable legal strategy. Hospitality industry attorney Lisa Sommer Devlin explains why such contract clauses are not an effective shield against damages resulting from canceling a contracted meeting.

2 Meeting Pros Analyze the Trump Presidential Seal Mishap

The image of President Donald Trump standing in front of the U.S. presidential seal altered to include the symbol of a Russian double-headed eagle clutching golf clubs at Washington, D.C.’s, Marriott Marquis may be as horrifying to meeting planners as it was intentionally, or unintentionally, funny to the world.

Meeting Planner Resort Fee Negotiation Strategies

Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International are engaged in ongoing lawsuits about resort fees and “drip pricing.” Here’s what meeting and event planners need to know to negotiate around these charges as part of their RFP response process. Read more.

Use This Contract Clause to Protect Your Meeting From Destination Boycotts

Meetings industry attorney Tyra Hilliard shares legal contract tips for meeting and event planners faced with destination boycotts, such as corporate bans on travel to Alabama, Missouri and Georgia following a surge of strict anti-abortion laws. She also explains what a frustration of purpose clause is and how it can protect your event from liability.

An Essential Contract Checklist for Meeting Planners

Contracts are important to meetings and events in that they ensure both parties understand the terms of an agreement and have apportioned risk in an acceptable way between them. Following are my “top 10” essential contract tips that you can implement into contract negotiations and execution.