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NEW LANDLORD PROTECTIONS – COVID BANKRUPTCY FILINGS BY TENANTS

NEW LANDLORD PROTECTIONS - COVID BANKRUPTCY FILINGS BY TENANTS The newly enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“CAP”) makes several amendments to the Bankruptcy Code based upon the severe financial hardships suffered by both tenant debtors and landlords as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The amendments relate to the deferral...

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COVID 19: Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Update

COVID 19: Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Update Insurers for shuttered businesses have almost uniformly denied claims for business interruption.  But, insureds across the country have challenged the denials.  Those lawsuits are starting to come to conclusion and while judges have sided with the insurance companies in many cases, restaurants in...

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EEOC Answers Questions About COVID-19, the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and Other EEO Laws

EEOC Answers Questions About COVID-19, the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and Other EEO Laws The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued technical Assistance Questions and Answers in a December 16th update.  If you are an employer, you should review it.  We provide it here in full: INTRODUCTION All EEOC materials...

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HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS – COVID FINANCIAL HARDSHIPS CASCADE OVER THE PROVIDER AND THEIR CREDITORS

HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS – COVID FINANCIAL HARDSHIPS CASCADE OVER THE PROVIDER AND THEIR CREDITORS Healthcare providers across the nation are suffering financial hardship caused by COVID-19, amounting to more than half a trillion dollars since March1. Besides the increased costs associated with COVID-19 protocols, losses accumulate due to canceled services, whether...

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CALIFORNIA EVICTION (UNLAWFUL DETAINER) BAN IS BACK; LOCAL EVICTION MORATORIUMS REMAIN; AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (CDC) ISSUED ITS OWN EVICTION BAN

CALIFORNIA EVICTION (UNLAWFUL DETAINER) BAN IS BACK; LOCAL EVICTION MORATORIUMS REMAIN; AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (CDC) ISSUED ITS OWN EVICTION BAN CALIFORNIA AB 3088 As we have updated previously, at the inception of the COVID-19 closures, the California Courts issued an emergency order banning evictions in the entire state of...

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COVID-19: OSHA Offers Guidance To Employers and Employees in New FAQs

COVID-19: OSHA Offers Guidance To Employers and Employees in New FAQs On July 2, 2020, OSHA published Frequently Asked Questions[1] on COVID-19 topics.  OSHA updated previous guidance and incorporated guidance from other federal agencies.  The FAQs provide links to employment-related resources involving workplace safety and health topics, including COVID-19 issues. ...

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COVID-19: Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts – Court Decision

COVID-19: Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts – Court Decision These are trying times.  Did your business get shuttered by governmental mandated closure orders due to COVID-19?  Are your business vendors and contract parties still looking to your business to timely pay and perform as normal?  Contracts often include a force...

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