Chapter 9 Law & Ethics

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Legal Implications in Hospitality Far reaching Virtually limitless Range from: Formation of the organization Personal injuries on property Contracts 
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Litigation:  What is the Process? A case can take 4 to 7 years  from date of injury to date of  trial; longer if appealed Because litigation can take so  long; often cases are  resolved by an agreed-upon  settlement Settled cases rarely involve  any admission of liability
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An increasing number of incidents  are either exaggerated or  completely staged in an effort to  extort $ from a business
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What happens when a claim  arises? An occurrence of personal injury,  breach of contract, stolen  property, etc. may lead to a  “cause of action” “Cause of action” refers to the  legal concept under which the  injured party believes that  someone else should be held  responsible for their injuries
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If someone can demonstrate that  they were damaged by the  wrongful acts or omissions of  another… They can be compensated for  those wrongful acts or  omissions.
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If Injury occurs It may be physical or mental Injured party may or may not  contact the establishment— the 1 st  time management  hears of the problem may be  when they get a copy of the  lawsuit!
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course HFT 1000 taught by Professor Dr.kharris during the Fall '10 term at FSU.

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