Landlord Sues Kuwait-Based Burger Chain for Failing to Comply with USA Patriot Act
Los Angeles landlord GID Development sued the Kuwait-based Rock House Sliders burger chain as it sought to expand to its third United States location. GID Development filed the lawsuit based on Rock House Sliders' failure to produce insurance policy certifications, final plans for the space and building permits, as well as certification related to the Patriot Act. This certification would require the tenant to sign that they have no ties to terrorism or corrupt foreign individuals.
Attorney Seth Stodder, a former assistant secretary for border and immigration policy at the Department of Homeland Security, commented on the case saying that this certification isn't required by the Patriot Act and it wouldn’t immunize someone from terrorist acts.