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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 »

Posted: March 30, 2020

Coronavirus and Business Interruption Claims: A Guide to Insurance Coverage for Business Losses Arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Bradley J. Nash, Litigation Partner Readers of this blog may be interested in my new article:  Coronavirus and Business Interruption Claims: A Guide to Insurance Coverage for Business Losses Arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic, which is available here. Business interruption insurance can provide much-needed coverage for businesses experiencing sudden losses of revenue in... Read more »

Posted: March 30, 2020

Coronavirus and Business Interruption Claims: A Guide to Insurance Coverage for Business Losses Arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Written by Bradley J. Nash, Litigation Partner As the novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 spreads throughout the country and the world—and governments respond with travel restrictions and “shelter in place” orders—businesses of all kinds are experiencing sudden losses of revenue on an unprecedented scale.  Business interruption insurance may provide much-needed coverage for some of these losses.  Does your... Read more »

Posted: March 26, 2020

Coronavirus and the Commercial Tenant: A Guide to Dealing With Your Landlord During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus and the Commercial Tenant: A Guide to Dealing With Your Landlord During the COVID-19 Pandemic By Jeffrey M. Eilender, Joshua Wurtzel, and Christopher R. Dyess As much of New York’s economy grinds to a halt, businesses of all kinds are asking how they will pay their rent. The answer, if you have good legal... Read more »

Posted: March 22, 2020

New York Courts Prohibit Filings in Non-Essential Matters

On March 22, 2020, Chief Administrative Judge Marks issued an order providing that the courts no longer will accept filings in matters other than those deemed essential. In the Supreme Court, essential civil matters are: Mental Hygiene Law (MHL) applications and hearings addressing patient retention or release MHL hearings addressing the involuntary administration of medication... Read more »

Posted: March 21, 2020

New York Tolls Statue of Limitations for 30 Days

On March 20, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an Executive Order tolling statutes of limitations and certain other deadlines through April 19, 2020. With respect to tolling, the order provides that: any specific time limit for the commencement, filing, or service of any legal action, notice, motion, or other process or proceeding, as... Read more »

Posted: March 20, 2020

Answers to Common Questions for Employers Regarding the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

COVID-19 Is Forcing Employers to Navigate in Unchartered Waters By Christopher R. Dyess and Hillary S. Zilz Background The rapid onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic has shaken the world to its very core. Our fellow citizens are falling ill. Our neighbors are anxious to know what will happen next. Financial markets are in disarray.... Read more »

Posted: March 19, 2020

New York State Courts Further Limit Civil Litigation During COVID-19 Outbreak

On March 19, 2020, Chief Administrative Judge Marks issued an order limiting civil litigation in the New York state courts during the present crisis. The order provides: 1. Civil Litigation Generally: The prosecution of pending civil matters (including discovery) in a manner that requires in-person appearances or travel, or otherwise requires actions inconsistent with prevailing... Read more »

Posted: March 19, 2020

State Courts in Manhattan Further Restrict Operations

Today, the New York state courts in New York County (Manhattan) announced further limitations to their operations in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The order provides: Court facilities at 71 Thomas Street and 80 Centre Street, including the Public Access Law Library, are closed to the public; The court will hear only essential applications –... Read more »