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Author: Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

Rental car companies and deceptive marketing tactics

Rental car companies and deceptive marketing tactics

In this week’s travel law article, we examine several rental car cases involving deceptive and unfair marketing practices of ... Read More

Honeymooner loses finger when heavy metal door slams shut: Is cruise line liable?

Honeymooner loses finger when heavy metal door slams shut: Is cruise line liable?

In this week’s travel law article, we examine the case of Horne v. Carnival Corporation, No. 17-15803 (11th Cir. ... Read More

Sexual assault of minor on cruise ship: Is Royal Caribbean Cruises liable?   

Sexual assault of minor on cruise ship: Is Royal Caribbean Cruises liable?   

In this week’s travel law article, we examine the case of L.A., minor v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., Case ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported ... Read More

High-stakes Las Vegas gambler commits suicide: Is the casino liable?

High-stakes Las Vegas gambler commits suicide: Is the casino liable?

Plaintiffs allege that Defendants lured Decedent into debt (and psychological distress & suicide) by enticing him to gamble in ... Read More

Blind airline passenger intimidated by Federal Air Marshal: Is Delta Air Lines liable?

Blind airline passenger intimidated by Federal Air Marshal: Is Delta Air Lines liable?

In the case of Gardner v. United States of America, Delta Air Lines, Gardner sued based upon his interactions ... Read More

Cruise passenger breaks ankle during “moderate” shore excursion: Is cruise line liable?

Cruise passenger breaks ankle during “moderate” shore excursion: Is cruise line liable?

In the case of Brown v. Oceania Cruises, Inc., Plaintiff (aged 78) broke her ankle after choosing a "moderate" ... Read More

Cruise cancelled because of Hurricane Harvey: Is Royal Caribbean liable?

Cruise cancelled because of Hurricane Harvey: Is Royal Caribbean liable?

McIntosh v. Royal Caribbean Cruises: class action from a cancelled cruise that was set to leave but coincided with ... Read More

Retaliatory placement on the No Fly List: Are federal officers personally liable?

Retaliatory placement on the No Fly List: Are federal officers personally liable?

Examining legal case where “complaint alleged in retaliation for refusal to serve as informants, federal officers put names on ... Read More

Above-the-knee amputation after eating “Jersey Shore Sampler”: Is the Windrift Hotel Resort liable?

Above-the-knee amputation after eating “Jersey Shore Sampler”: Is the Windrift Hotel Resort liable?

Windrift Hotel guest orders “Jersey Shore Sampler," consumes raw clams resulting in a leg infection that led to an ... Read More

Raped at the Holiday Inn Chicago Skokie: Is the hotel liable?

Raped at the Holiday Inn Chicago Skokie: Is the hotel liable?

A guest at the Holiday Inn Chicago-Skokie after eating dinner and consuming alcohol in the restaurant, went to her ... Read More

Airline passenger dies during flight: Is Virgin America liable under California’s Elder Abuse Act?

Airline passenger dies during flight: Is Virgin America liable under California’s Elder Abuse Act?

n the case of Balukjian v. Virgin America, Inc., the complaint alleges her father died due to violation of ... Read More

Death on the “Carnival Dream” cruise ship: Is the cruise line liable?

Death on the “Carnival Dream” cruise ship: Is the cruise line liable?

A case arises as a result of a death on the last day of a roundtrip cruise from New ... Read More

Rape at the French Lick Resort & Casino: Is the hotel liable?

Rape at the French Lick Resort & Casino: Is the hotel liable?

Did French Lick Resort owe a duty to its invitee to protect her from a criminal attack by an ... Read More

Horseback rider killed in Yellowstone National Park: is Xanterra Parks & Resorts liable?

Horseback rider killed in Yellowstone National Park: is Xanterra Parks & Resorts liable?

In this week’s travel law article, we examine the case of Dullmaier v. Xanterra Parks & resorts, Nos. 16-8017, ... Read More

Airbnb guest severely injured traversing stairs in home of Airbnb host: Is Airbnb liable?

Airbnb guest severely injured traversing stairs in home of Airbnb host: Is Airbnb liable?

In this week’s travel law article, we examine the case of Carroll v. American Empire Surplus Lines Insurance Co., ... Read More

The return of the Chinese tick case: Total award to injured student tourist of $41.5 million affirmed on appeal

The return of the Chinese tick case: Total award to injured student tourist of $41.5 million affirmed on appeal

In this week’s travel law article, we re-examine the very important Chinese Tick Case which we first discussed in ... Read More

Student tourist drowns in Costa Rica

Student tourist drowns in Costa Rica

In this week’s travel law article, we examine the case of Thackurdeen v. Duke University, No. 1:16CV1108 (M.D.N.C. 2018) ... Read More

Majestic Rivers of Europe cruise cut short: Is forum selection cause enforceable?

Majestic Rivers of Europe cruise cut short: Is forum selection cause enforceable?

In this week’s travel law article, we examine the case of Hebert v. Vantage Travel Service, Inc., Civil Action ... Read More

Raped at a Holiday Inn in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Raped at a Holiday Inn in Montego Bay, Jamaica

In this week’s travel law article we examine the case of Robin Hutchings v. InterContinental Hotels Group, PLC. & ... Read More

Volunteer crew member on racing sailboat struck by main sheet

Volunteer crew member on racing sailboat struck by main sheet

In this week’s travel law article, we examine the case of Ray v. Lesniak, No. 2:16-cv-1752-DCN (D.S.C. (2/22/2018) wherein ... Read More

Vacationer ejected from raft on Lower Salmon River in Idaho: Is river guide liable?

Vacationer ejected from raft on Lower Salmon River in Idaho: Is river guide liable?

In this week’s travel law article we examine the case of Neault v. Epley’s, Inc., Case No. 3:16-CV-00244-EJL-RFB (D. ... Read More

Wedding attendee falls one level over handrail: Is hotel liable?

Wedding attendee falls one level over handrail: Is hotel liable?

In this week’s travel law article, we examine the case of Sussman v. MK LCP Rye LLC and Hilton ... Read More

Two federal criminal cases involving unruly airline passengers: Stop drinking and behave, please!

Two federal criminal cases involving unruly airline passengers: Stop drinking and behave, please!

In this week’s article, we examine two criminal cases involving unruly airline passengers who were convicted of violating 49 ... Read More

Hotel guest assaulted by massage therapist

Hotel guest assaulted by massage therapist

In this week’s article, we examine the case of Elena Myers Court v. Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Inc., Civil Action ... Read More

Uber driver wants to carry concealed handgun while driving customers: Should this be allowed?

Uber driver wants to carry concealed handgun while driving customers: Should this be allowed?

In this week’s article, we examine the case of Mejia v. UBER Technologies, Inc., Case No. 17-cv-61617-BLOOM/Valle (S.D. Fla. ... Read More

Condo owner assaulted in lobby of Omni Providence Hotel: Is hotel liable?

Condo owner assaulted in lobby of Omni Providence Hotel: Is hotel liable?

In this week’s article, we examine the case of Henry Mu v. Omni Hotels Management Corporation, Nos. 16-2293, 16-2442 ... Read More

$1.85 million verdict against rental car company

$1.85 million verdict against rental car company

In this week’s article, we examine the case of State of Arizona, ex rel Mark Brnovich v. Dennis Saban ... Read More

Snow machine accident at Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa: Is liability release enforceable?

Snow machine accident at Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa: Is liability release enforceable?

In this week’s article, we examine the case of Lizzol v. Brothers Property Management Corp., 2016 WL 6459570 (D.N.H. ... Read More

Hotel guest ejected from casino has accident on icy highway: Is hotel liable?

Hotel guest ejected from casino has accident on icy highway: Is hotel liable?

In this week’s article, we examine the case of James v. Eldorado Casino Shreveport Joint Venture, No. 51.707-AC (La. ... Read More