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Posted: May 4, 2020

New York State Courts Continue Slowly to Reopen

On April 30, 2020, Chief Administrative Judge Marks issued a memorandum to trial court justices and judges directing a partial reopening of the trial courts. Key points: New filings in non-essential matters still are prohibited. Virtual court proceedings will expand: “New motions, responsive papers to previously filed motions, and other applications (including post-judgment applications) may... Read more »

Posted: April 24, 2020

FAQs for a Brave New World: Employers Grapple with the Legal Implications of Telecommuting

FAQs for a Brave New World: Employers Grapple with the Legal Implications of Telecommuting By Hillary S. Zilz and Christopher R. Dyess The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the way that we all live and work. With mandatory shelter in place orders across the country, employers have been forced to allow their employees to work from... Read more »

Posted: April 17, 2020

Do State Shut-Down Orders Effect A Taking For Which The State Must Pay Just Compensation?

By Elizabeth Wolstein Governors across the country have issued executive orders mandating the closure of businesses they deem non-essential in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Slowing the spread of COVID-19, in turn, benefits all the state’s residents. Thus, the owner of the closed business is made to sacrifice the use of his... Read more »

Posted: April 14, 2020

Current Financial Crisis Likely Will Lead to Events of Default in RMBS Trusts

Unlike our usual posts, which analyze recent Commercial Division decisions, this post is written to alert RMBS certificateholders of imminent events of default in RMBS trusts due to the liquidity crisis most servicers are expected to face beginning this month. RMBS certificateholders should understand their rights and the protections to which they are entitled in... Read more »

Posted: April 2, 2020

New York Courts Clarify E-Filing Rules for Essential Matters

The New York State courts have issued guidance and a new form relating to the filing of papers in essential matters. That guidance provides: Non-essential matters will NOT be accepted for Filing Due to the suspension of civil statutes of limitation by the Governor’s executive order 202.8, and in accordance with administrative order AO/78/20 all... Read more »

Posted: March 31, 2020

What is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act?

What is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act? By Hillary S. Zilz, Elliott Blanchard and Sam L. Butt. The CARES Act is the federal government’s $2 trillion response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The CARES Act provides for a variety of aid programs to help businesses and individuals affected by the Covid-19 virus.... Read more »