A federal judge ruled Sept. 21 that business-interruption insurance coverage might exist for businesses that experienced a slowdown, but not an outright closure, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. District Judge Stephen [...]
Be very careful with the use of teleconferencing to share information that might be legally protectable trade secrets.
A recent Indiana court decision, Hayden v. Franciscan Alliance, gives employers some cause for comfort by illuminating important steps that can be taken to shield health care entities from some types of liability.
Contract disputes, cybersecurity, liability and back to work issues are just a few of the many areas in which companies are seeking legal help as the coronavirus continues to create uncertainty about the future [...]
Much to the chagrin of employers across this country, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has changed constantly. The recommended action plan one week sometimes becomes [...]
Litigated construction disputes often involve numerous parties, such as developers, general contractors and various subcontractors, architects, engineers, and perhaps financial institutions and public entities. Numerous claims, cross-claims and counterclaims are asserted, often arising under [...]
Determining whether property damage on a project site is covered by insurance can be a daunting task. The first challenge is determining which insurance policy could provide coverage. Reading through each policy can be [...]
In a matter of months, the coronavirus outbreak has fundamentally impacted the commercial real estate (CRE) landscape. Foremost, COVID-19 remains a humanitarian and public health crisis. Companies across the Pacific Northwest, and the country, [...]
Despite new legal protections extended for employers soldiering on with business during the COVID-19 pandemic, some 3,400 pandemic-related lawsuits have been filed across the country.
As employers continue to operate during the pandemic or begin to re-open, they should consider all of the implications, have a plan in place, and regularly consult with employment counsel along the way.