Posted by Bradley J. Nash, Litigation Partner On August 12, 2020, United States District Judge Stephen Bough of the Western District of Missouri issued an important decision for policyholders seeking business interruption insurance for losses arising from closures relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Studio 417, Inc. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., Case No. 20-cv-03127-SRB (W.D.... Read more »
Posts Categorized: COVID-19
On June 6, 2020, Governor Cuomo extended the suspension of the NY statute of limitations to July 6, 2020.
On May 7, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.28, which, among other things, extended the statute of limitations tolling provided for in earlier executive orders (see here and here) to June 6, 2020.
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 »
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 »
The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association has compiled information on scheduling remote conferences with the Commercial Division.
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 »
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 »
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 »
The focus of this blog is the Commercial Division of the New York state courts. Still, many of our readers (and we) also practice in the federal courts. Here is an update on recent orders relating to operations in the SDNY and EDNY, the most significant of which is yesterday’s order significantly limiting operations in... Read more »