Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
    Feb 21, 2024  
Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HMGT 201 - Lodging and Food Service Law

History of laws governing innkeeping from early times to present; host responsibilities to guest and guest to innkeeper; protection of guest’s health, life, and safety; theories of innkeeper’s liability for negligence, evictions, crimes, dangers, and accidents; lien rights; equitable charges; house rules and regulations. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 READ 120 . Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Summarize the evolution of the laws of innkeepers and constitutional law.
  • Explain the differences between criminal and civil law.
  • Discuss the concepts of contract law as they apply to reservations, registration, and catered functions.
  • Describe how civil torts are applied to inn keeping situations.
  • Summarize the importance of preventive measures to minimize the risk of civil actions by guests, licensees, invitees, and unwanted third parties.
  • Explain why ownership and management must be committed to safety and security programs.
  • Describe the moral, ethical, and legal reasons for serving food that is fit for human consumption.
  • Recall the provisions of the UCC as well as state and local laws governing the manufacture, sale, and service of food.
  • Explain the concepts of Dram Shop and third party liability laws and the responsibilities imposed upon any establishment that sells alcoholic beverages.
  • Summarize the legal licensing requirements imposed on lodging and food service establishments by state and local governments.

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