Schlam Stone & Dolan commercial litigation attorney Joshua Wurtzel published an article in this week's New York Law Journal advising commercial landlords on how to maneuver through the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The firm’s lawyers write for the New York Law Journal and for other print and online publishers. In particular, Harvey Stone and Richard Dolan write the Eastern District Roundup, a monthly New York Law Journal column summarizing notable decisions in the Eastern District of New York.
In their column on International Criminal Law and Enforcement, Vera M. Kachnowski and Alexandra M.C. Douglas examine the case of a Turkish bank claiming immunity from prosecution under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Read More>>
On October 6, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued a new executive order closing “non-essential” businesses in certain zip codes based on increased COVID positivity rates in those zones. Seven months into the pandemic, it is time to reevaluate the constitutionality of this approach that has so devastated small businesses. Read more>>
Christopher Dyess describes potential employer liability for workers who contract COVID-19 on the job and makes suggestions for reducing legal risks.
SSD partner Elizabeth Wolstein discusses possible Fifth and Fourteenth-Amendment implications of business shut-down orders.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, litigation is already well under way. Christopher Dyess discusses potential workplace claims in this New York Law Journal article.
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, a defendant's application for compassionate release from a federal correctional facility was often seen as “frivolous on its face.” The Covid-19 health crisis changed all of that. In this Law360 article, Jolene LaVigne-Albert analyzes the issue of the administrative exhaustion requirement: in the midst of the pandemic, a court's willingness to waive the 30-day waiting period could become a matter of life or death.
Travel restrictions and “shelter in place” orders have caused businesses to lose revenue on an unprecedented scale. In this article, Bradley Nash discusses issues confronting business owners who want to file business interruption insurance claims to cover some of these losses.
Jeffrey Eilender, Joshua Wurtzel, and Christopher Dyess consider the legal issues in commercial landlord-tenant law arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the article addresses the legal argument commercial tenants may make to avoid paying rent during the pandemic, and provides practical advice for commercial tenants looking to negotiate with their landlords.
In a December 2019 ruling, the Second Circuit clarified the standard for litigants bringing gender-based pay disparity claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Christopher Dyess analyzes the Second Circuit’s ruling, and its impact on employers who may face such claims.