Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tip of the Day: Be Proactive in Warning, Protecting Those Confronting Atypical Risk Exposure Abroad

Courts are increasingly holding hotels, cruise ship lines, travel agents, employers, and others accountable for taking reasonable steps to warn, and in some cases protect, clients and staff who are victimized, injured, or killed in conjunction with foreseeable criminal and terrorist acts abroad. 

Consequently, concerned readers may want to confer with their legal counsel and review "Tourist Industry Liability for Crimes against International Travelers," authored by Dennis B. Kennedy and Jason R. Sakis. See 22 Trial Lawyer pp. 301–310, 1999.

Typically, those responsible to comply with international agreements in "critical and high-threat locales" may find themselves confronting lawsuits and out-of-court settlements in the event those they are responsible for are victims of international criminal violence and acts of terrorism: