Lawsuits over meetings cancelled this year have sided with hotels

During a recent ALHI forum, attorney Steve Rudner explained the nuances of Force Majeure application.


Steve Rudner's Dallas-based law firm has assisted hotels in resolving more than 3,000 pandemic-related disputes with meetings organizers this year. "We have not filed a single lawsuit in any one of those matters to get things resolved," he told a live and digital audience for today's "Back to Business Experiential Forum," held by Associated Luxury Hotels International at the Omni Dallas.

In seven instances, however, the meeting host has sued one of his clients, arguing that the event had to cancel due to Covid-19 and should not be charged cancellation fees. "Of those seven, four have already been resolved, all in favor of the hotel," he said.

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