19 March 2015, the Honorable Thomas A. Dickerson on protecting hotel guests

On 19 March 2015, the Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson, writing for, penned an article titled, “Primer on hotel law: The common law – duty to protect guests from others.” In it, Dickerson comments on past precedents in the U.S. – specifically cases such as Shadday v. Omni Hotels Management Corp. (2007), which deals with the liability of hotels regarding rape or assault of its guests. While this is focused on crime, the application to terror cases is obvious. Read Dickerson’s highly useful article here.

28 October 2014, Mumbai attacks, Chicago-based lawsuit

On 28 October 2014, the estate of a Chicago man killed in the Oberoi Trident hotel during the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the Cook County Circuit Court against Lashkar-e-Taiba. The victim was Sandeep “Sam” Jeswani, and the special administrator to his estate legal champion was identified as Maribeth Jeswani. Read more here: 28 October 2014, Lawsuit: Terrorists killed Chicago man in Mumbai