Mealeys Retail & Hospital Liability Conference (PERCON)

Venue: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 27, 2005 End Date/Time: Oct 28, 2005
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Conference Chaired by

Howard P. Dwoskin, Esq. Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, Philadelphia

Michael A. Feuer. Esq., Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin, LLP,
St. Louis

Registration Fee

The registration fee includes continental breakfast each day, one luncheon, attendance at all conference sessions, a copy of the conference handbook on CD, networking reception, and coffee breaks. The registration fee is $750 for the first attendee.

How to Register

Fax is the best way to enroll, allowing us to attend to your registration immediately. Please fax this form to (610)768-0880, call 1-800-MEALEYS, (610)768-7800, e-mail or mail this form with payment to Mealey Publications™, P.O. Box 62090, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0230. Receipt of payment guarantees your registration.

Special Discounts*

• Solo Practitioner Discount — $200 off — $550

• Corporate Discount — $200 off — $550

• Additional registrants from the same firm or company — $150 off — $600

• Government employees — one-third off — $500

• Sitting judges — attend free

• Paralegals — two-thirds off — $250

* Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Special Needs

Should you have any special needs, please contact Mealey’s at least three weeks prior to the conference, to allow us time to make reasonable accommodations.

Cancellation Policy

Registrants who cancel on or before October 13 will receive a full refund. Registrants canceling from October 14-20 will receive a full credit towards another Mealey’s conference. Cancellations made after October 20 will be subject to a 25% administrative fee; the remaining amount will be credited towards another Mealey’s conference. Credits must be used within one year of the date of issuance. Attendees who are paid in full and do not attend the conference forfeit a refund or a credit voucher. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Hotel Accommodations

The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is located at 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, just 10 minutes from McCarren International Airport. Attendees should make reservations directly with the hotel by calling 877-632-7800. When making reservations, indicate that you are attending Mealey’s Retail & Hospitality Liability Conference, October 27-28, 2005. A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at a rate of $195 a night for a single or double room. The cut-off date for this rate is Sept 29. After that date, this rate will be offered based on space availability. Please note, there are a limited number of rooms in our room block so make your reservations early.

For alternative hotels and rates, please call us at (610) 768-7800.

Conference on Audiotape

Mealey’s Audio Service allows you to bring the best of our live programs to your home or office. Call 1-800-MEALEYS or email for more information and pricing on the audiotape version of this conference. Visit for a complete list of available audio programs.

CLE Credit

Credits will be available from all states with mandatory requirements. For more information visit and click on ‘CLE Credit’, or call 1-800-Mealeys.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please call 1-800-MEALEYS for more information on exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.

Speakers, sessions and times may be subject to last-minute changes.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 Introduction and Opening Remarks

Day One of this conference will be kicked off with welcoming remarks from our chairmen. Attendees will then choose from sessions running concurrently on two separate tracks focusing on general liability issues and employment issues. Attendees may choose to attend all of the sessions in either track or switch between the two tracks throughout the day.

General Liability Issues Track

Chair: Howard P. Dwoskin, Esq., Marshall, Dennehey, Warner,
Coleman & Goggin, Philadelphia

9:00 Analysis of the Slip, Stumble and Fall Case

Richard E. Sorin, Esq., McNabb, Bragorgos & Burgess, PPLLC, Memphis, TN

Edward F. Gagain, III, Esq., Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, Tampa, FL

10:15 Morning Break

10:30 Retail & Hospitality Industry Theft and Security Issues

William A. Watson, III, Certified Protection Professional, Watson and Associates, Inc., Roseville, MN

12:00 Networking Luncheon

1:15 Liability Issues Relating to Sale of Food & Beverage

William D. Marler, Esq., Marler Clark Attorneys at Law, L.L.P., PS, Seattle

David A. Ernst, Esq., Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, Portland, OR

M. Scott Gemberling, Esq., Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, Philadelphia

2:45 Afternoon Break

3:00 Holding the Bag: Who Can End Up Paying?

Speaker to be announced

4:00 Adjourn

Employment Liability Issues Track

Chair: Michael A. Feuer, Esq., Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP, St. Louis

9:00 Discrimination Lawsuits in the New Millenium

Paul F. Pautler, Esq., Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP, Kansas City, MO

10:15 Morning Break

10:30 Workplace Harassment – It’s Not Just About Sex Anymore

Linda B. Dwoskin, Esq., Dechert LLP, Philadelphia

12:00 Networking Luncheon

1:15 Unionization in the Retail & Hospitality Industry

Speaker to be announced

2:45 Afternoon Break

3:00 Do We Have To Pay Them For That? Retail & Hospitality Industry Wage & Hour Concerns

Speaker to be announced

4:00 Adjourn

5:00 Networking Reception for All Attendees

Friday, October 28, 2005

8:00 Continental Breakfast

8:30 The Insider’s Perspective on Claims Facing Today’s Retail & Hospitality Industries

Moderators: Howard P. Dwoskin, Esq., Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, Philadelphia and

Michael A. Feuer, Esq., Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP, St. Louis

Gerald Einsohn, Associate General Counsel, Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc., Las Vegas

Additional speaker to be announced

10:00 Morning Break

10:15 Class Action Issues Facing Retailers & the Hospitality Industry

Jeffrey M. Lenkov, Esq., Manning & Marder, Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez LLP, Los Angeles

11:30 Ethics: Emerging Privacy Concerns

Bradley S. Hiles, Blackwell Sanders Peper & Martin LLP, St. Louis

12:30 Adjourn