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Understanding Your Students’ First Amendment Rights is a “Snap”

July 17, 2020

Finally, the Third Circuit has judicially defined the upside-down smiley-face emoji. B.L. v. Mahanoy Area S.D., No. 19-1842, 6/30/30, slip…

State Governments and Federal Agencies Update Guidance Regarding Workplace Re-Opening

July 14, 2020

As employers contemplate returning employees to the workplace, they must navigate a patchwork of federal, state, and local laws, which…

Delaware Supreme Court Underscores Trial Court’s Wide Latitude in Determining Fair Value

July 13, 2020

On July 9, 2020, the Delaware Supreme Court issued a noteworthy opinion in Fir Tree Value Master Fund LP v….

Supreme Court Expands Trademark Protection for Generic “.com” Marks

July 10, 2020

The below alert was authored by Montgomery McCracken summer associate Skyler Morgan and associate Brianna Vinci. The Supreme Court issued…

In a Landmark Decision, Supreme Court Rules Title VII Protects LGBTQ+ Workers

June 15, 2020

Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on…

The Newest Rule on Demurrages and Detention Will Likely Burden Many Ocean Carriers and Marine Terminals (MTOs)

June 5, 2020

After more than seventeen months of fact finding and interim reports, and another eight months of the Notice of Proposed…

As COVID-19-Related Fraud Increases, the SEC Ramps Up Enforcement and Investors File Suit

June 3, 2020

In an alert published in March, we warned of an influx of fraudulent schemes related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including…

Preference Payments in Bankruptcy: Rebutting the Presumption of Insolvency during the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 1, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause harsh economic conditions throughout the United States, many companies face the difficult prospect…

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…