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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 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 »

Posted: March 16, 2020

New York Courts Further Restrict Operations in Response to Coronavirus

Following up on his March 13 memo announcing some limitations on operations in the New York state courts, on March 15, 2020, Chief Administrative Judge Marks issued a memo implementing further restrictions. They are (emphasis added): Effective 5 p.m. on Monday, March 16, we will be postponing all nonessential functions of the courts until further... Read more »

Posted: March 13, 2020

New York State Courts Cancel Jury Trials, Impose Other Limitations in Response to Coronavirus

As other courts have done, the New York state courts have implemented procedures limiting courthouse access in response to public health concerns. The limitations affecting the Commercial Division that take effect on Monday, March 16, 2020, include: Civil jury trials in which opening statements have not commenced shall be postponed until further notice; civil jury... Read more »

Posted: March 9, 2020

S.D.N.Y Limits Courthouse Access in Response to Coronavirus

The S.D.N.Y. has issued an order limiting access to its courthouses in response to coronavirus concerns. This posts relates to the S.D.N.Y, not the Commercial Division, but given that many of this blog’s readers also appear in the S.D.N.Y., we repeat below courthouse access restrictions just implemented by the S.D.N.Y. [E]ffective immediately, the following persons... Read more »