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On Nov. 27, 2017, the Marion County Superior Court in Indiana granted Simon Property Group, L.P. (Simon) a preliminary injunction prohibiting Starbucks Corporation from “(a) Failing to occupy and conduct business as usual in the leased premises for any of the Teavana stores at any Simon shopping center owned in whole or in part or managed by Simon, including any failure to be open and operating during normal business hours, as required by the Leases; and (b) Conducting, promoting, or advertising any fire, ‘going out of business,’ or similar sale, as prohibited by any of the Leases.” Simon Property Group, L.P. v. Starbucks Corporation, No.49D01-1708-PL-032170, 2017 WL 6452028, at 27 (Ind. Super. Nov. 27, 2017).
By Janice G. Inman
When customers, employees and others invited to or simply passing by a leased commercial property are injured, and want compensation, who will be on the hook for the costs of bodily injury and property damage — the landlord, the tenant, the maintenance and security contractor hired by them, or some combination of these?
By Daniel A. Lev
Part Two of a Two-Part Article
As addressed in the first part of this article last month, addressing the problems confronting golf course owners seeking financial restructuring under Chapter 11, the ability of a debtor to reject a restrictive covenant under Section 365 or to sell free and clear of a covenant under Section 363(f) is limited and the obstacles are difficult to surmount.
By David B. Saxe and Brett Dockwell
As retail vacancies have multiplied in New York City in recent years, some in the City Council have advocated for the reconsideration of commercial rent control, as set out in a proposed piece of legislation, the Small Business Jobs Survival Act This article provides a brief, nontechnical review of the bill and the legal and practical hurdles it faces if enacted.
By Elizabeth Kluger Cooper and Kimberly C. Jones
Navigating through a murky arbitration clause is no easy feat. Assuming familiarity with the basics, the following is a list of considerations that should prove valuable whether representing the tenant or the landlord.