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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 company have a viable business-interruption...

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Posted: January 3, 2020

How You Can Protect Yourself Against the Nonpaying Client: The Retaining Lien and The Charging Lien

By Joshua Wurtzel Every lawyer deals with nonpaying clients. It’s a part of the business of law. And it’s something every firm has to confront more often than they’d like to admit—from the biggest law firms in the world down to the solo practitioner working out of his or her house. Deciding whether to pursue collection from a client who...

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Posted: April 22, 2019

Client Q & A: Three Questions To Ask If Your Business Is Sued For Being Allegedly Inaccessible To Wheelchair Users

Three Questions To Ask If Your Business Is Sued For Being Allegedly Inaccessible To Wheelchair Users By Elizabeth Wolstein The explosion of website accessibility lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) has been getting a lot of attention. These cases raise interesting legal, practical, and philosophical issues that we hope to address in future posts. For now, though, let’s...

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Posted: February 12, 2019

Client Q&A: I’m Getting Sued for Breach of Contract. The Defense Costs Are Almost as Bad as the Suit Itself. Can I Force the Plaintiff to Pay My Attorneys’ Fees if I Win?

By Joshua Wurtzel For many businesses, the cost of defending against a lawsuit—even one that has little chance of success—can be harrowing. And defending against a breach of contract claim can be especially expensive—since insurance often doesn’t cover contract claims, contract (unlike fraud) claims don’t require a plaintiff to plead its claim with particularity, and issues of fact may make...

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Posted: May 10, 2017

Client Q&A: My Company Acquired Another Company And Now I’ve Found Out That The Seller Lied To Us About Its Business And Finances. What Can We Do?

My Company Acquired Another Company And Now I’ve Found Out That The Seller Lied To Us About Its Business And Finances. What Can We Do? By Niall D. O’Murchadha When one business buys another business or its assets, the buyer sometimes (often) finds out later that the seller told it things that were not true. And although you might expect...

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Posted: April 25, 2017

Client Q&A: My company has been sued for replevin, conversion, promissory estoppel, and constructive trust

My company has been sued for replevin, conversion, promissory estoppel, and constructive trust. What do these words even mean?! By Vitali S. Rosenfeld Misappropriation of assets takes many forms and invites all kinds of claims seeking various legal remedies. Very often, many alternative claims are asserted for the same alleged wrong. For instance, it is quite common for a complaint...

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