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November 13, 2023

Keating to Speak at 2023 DRI Retail and Hospitality Litigation Seminar

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Partner Richard J. Keating, Jr. will present “Warning: Danger Will Robinson! Are Waivers and Warning Signs Enough or Do We Need a Big Robot to Follow Us Around?” at the 2023 DRI Retail and Hospitality Litigation Seminar on November 16 in Austin, Texas.

Keating and his co-presenter will examine the effectiveness of warning signs for potentially hazardous conditions such as wet floor signs. The presentation will discuss the proper content of these warnings, placement of the warnings to avoid them becoming ineffective, and how to construct effective waivers that can avoid lengthy and costly litigation. It will also cover the timing of a dispositive motion (before or after discovery), the language to include in a waiver, and how to anticipate arguments from plaintiffs as to why their situation is not covered by the waiver.

The two-day program will also feature presentations on generative AI: how retail & hospitality companies are adapting, history of Buc-ee's, expert witnesses in toxic tort cases, hot topics, and more.

For more information and to register, click here.

Richard J. Keating, Jr. is a partner at Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP. He successfully represents restaurants, concert venues, amusement venues, health clubs and retail businesses in various types of tort liability litigation matters throughout the United States. His practice focuses on tort litigation, premises liability defense, general liability matters, criminal defense, incident investigations, security issues, and wage garnishment claims. Learn more about Rich and his practice here.

DRI is the largest international membership organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation. DRI provides its members access to resources and tools for attorneys who strive to provide high-quality, balanced, and excellent service to their clients and corporations. DRI members can also join 29 substantive law committees whose focus is to develop ongoing and critical dialogue about areas of practice. Learn more about DRI here.

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