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February 2018

Phoenix Partner Leon Silver Quoted in Law360 Article on Premise Liability Cases to Know

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani Phoenix Partner, and Retail & Hospitality Practice Group Chair, Leon Silver was interviewed by Law360 for an article on recent premise liability cases and the potential impacts on property owners and operators. Appropriately titled, "4 Premises Liability Cases To Know," the article focuses on four, highly watched, cases and offers insights from noteable attorneys from around the county.

The article delves into premise liability issues arising in cases stemming from the Mandalay Bay Shooting, the "Me Too" movement (specifically sexual harassment on premises), a fatal swan attack at a resort hotel, and a baseball spectator blinded by a foul ball. Attorneys were asked how premises operators and property owners should factor these types of risks into business operations.

Silver was questioned about all cases and quoted on the baseball spectator suit. He explained that baseball fans, stadium operators, team owners and the league all have responsibilities when dealing with risk of injury during a game, especially when game attendees want to catch a foul ball as a souvenir of the game. To be safest, Silver advised, "You darn well better have a glove and be watching."

To read the article in full, please click here.

Leon Silver is a co-managing partner at Gordon & Rees's Phoenix office. He is the firm’s National Practice Group leader for Retail & Hospitality and a member of the Commercial Litigation, Privacy & Data Security and Employment practice groups. With more than 25 years of experience handling complicated business and real estate trials, arbitrations, mediations and appeals, Mr. Silver has a proven record of success in the most difficult, high dollar disputes the firm's clients have faced.

Gordon & Rees is a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 800 lawyers in 47 offices across the United States. Our lawyers provide full service representation to public and private companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to start-ups. Founded in 1974, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the fastest growing and largest law firms in the country and continues to climb the ranks of both the Am Law 200 and The National Law Journal. Additionally, in 2017 Law360 ranked the firm among the top 50 largest U.S. firms and The American Lawyer ranked the firm among the top 35 on its Diversity Scorecard.


Commercial Litigation

Leon B. Silver

Commercial Litigation
Retail & Hospitality