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UPDATED – New York Real Estate during the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 18, 2020

May 21, 2020 – UPDATE: In her weekly update on the Court’s response to Covid-19, Chief Judge Difiore announced that…

SBA Issues Clarification on PPP Loan Necessity Certification and Extension of “Safe Harbor” Period

May 14, 2020

As discussed in our previous alert, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) previously extended by seven days – to May 14…

SBA’s Extended “Safe Harbor” Is About to Close for PPP Borrowers Without Economic Need

May 11, 2020

The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has extended by seven days – to May 14 – the “safe harbor” period during…

Maritime Bankruptcies in the US during the Coronavirus Pandemic: An Introduction for Creditors

May 11, 2020

The combined effects of the coronavirus pandemic and falling oil prices have resulted in a surge of US bankruptcy petitions. …

The DOL and IRS Issue Joint Rule Regarding Special Enrollment, COBRA, and Claims Review Deadlines

May 8, 2020

Published in the Federal Register on May 4, 2020, the Joint Rule provides for the extension of certain deadlines so…

Higher Ed Needs to Step Up Its Zoom Game for Title IX

May 7, 2020

As if there weren’t enough Zoom meetings in Higher Ed, the Department of Education (“DOE”) has issued its long-awaited Title…

Legislation to Include Cannabis Businesses in Federal Stimulus Programs

April 30, 2020

On April 23, 2020, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) filed a bill that would provide small marijuana businesses access to federal…

The Path to the Recovery of Business Interruption Losses for Pennsylvania Policyholders

April 29, 2020

In the wake of government edicts and orders around the world, including Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s March 19, 2020 Executive…

College & COVID-19: Students Bring Wave of Lawsuits Seeking Tuition Refunds

April 29, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly took hold in the U.S. in early March, colleges and universities were some of the…

HIPAA Waivers and “Enforcement Discretion” During COVID-19

April 28, 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has implemented limited 1135(b) waivers of certain Medicare requirements while the HHS…

Vessel and Port Operations in the US and the Port of New York and New Jersey during the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 24, 2020

The Port of New York and New Jersey is one of the busiest ports in the United States, serving one…

NJ Amends State WARN Act to Give Employers Pandemic Flexibility

April 17, 2020

On April 15, 2020, New Jersey lawmakers passed Senate Bill 2353, which amends the Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss…

UPDATED – Judicial and Legislative Updates: Business Interruption Coverage for First-Party Losses Caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

April 17, 2020

In my last blog on this subject, I discussed recent activity on the judicial and legislative front. Here, I will…

PA Employers Must Initiate Additional Measures to Protect Employees

April 17, 2020

Yesterday, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health, Rachel Levine, MD, ordered employers to institute additional measures of mitigation to slow the spread…

As COVID-19 Spreads, Possibilities for Bail or Release of At-Risk Inmates: Practice Points

April 16, 2020

In an alert published earlier this week, we discussed the vulnerability of inmates and prison staff to the spread of…

Maritime Litigation and Arbitration in the US and New York during the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 15, 2020

April 16, 2020 – UPDATE: The SMA has now published a message concerning coronavirus and maritime arbitration proceedings. The message…

As COVID-19 Spreads, Possibilities Arise for Bail or Release of At-Risk Inmates

April 13, 2020

“[I]nmates and [prison] staff are incredibly vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19 and immediate steps must be taken to protect…

Nonprofit Issues: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Questions and Answers

April 8, 2020

Don Kramer’s Nonprofit Issues has been receiving questions on many topics surrounding the current coronovirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including business continuity, bylaws,…

UPDATED – COVID-19 in New York: Essential Business, Law Firms, and State and Federal Courts

April 7, 2020

May 21, 2020 – UPDATE: Access to the US federal courthouses in New York is still heavily restricted and will…

You’ve Cut Costs, Laid Off, or Furloughed Employees. Now What?

April 6, 2020

As COVID-19 wreaks havoc on people around the world, it is also severely disrupting numerous companies’ health, balance sheets, and…