Retail and Hospitality Law – Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended a national automotive retail group in an arbitration involving claims the retailer violated the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law related to the sale of a used vehicle. The plaintiff sought a full refund of the purchase price of the vehicle, treble damages, and attorney fees. The arbitrators unanimously found in favor of the retail group concluding there was no evidence of a violation of the UTPCPL and no evidence of any damages
  • Successfully obtained the dismissal of a multi-national foreign-based corporation from a substantial property loss case involving a fire allegedly caused by a lithium-ion battery cell manufactured by the firm’s client. Kane and Harlovic successfully argued that the Pennsylvania federal court lacked jurisdiction over the foreign corporation based on State and U.S. Supreme Court precedent.
  • Obtained jury verdict in favor of large regional mall owner on slip and fall claim in a common area based on lack of notice
  • Obtained jury verdict in favor of large regional hotel chain on dram shop case involving alleged service to an intoxicated patron
  • Successfully defended large convenience store/gasoline station on negligence claims related to store security obtaining summary judgment which was upheld by Superior Court
  • Obtained summary judgment for large regional mall owner on claims related to assault of a patron in parking lot which was affirmed by the Superior Court
  • Successfully represented a national sporting goods company in a variety of premises liability and products liability claims at state and federal court level
  • Successfully represented a larger regional mall owner in a variety of premises liability claims including slip and falls, large loss property claims, security claims and disputes with tenants
  • Successfully represented a large regional hotel operator in a variety of premises liability claims including dram shop, security and slip and fall claims. Successfully defended several pool related claims