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$73M Judgment in Maritime Case Upheld by SCOTUS

March 30, 2020

The Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision yesterday, March 30, 2020, on a major issue of importance…

WARN Obligations In Light of COVID-19

March 27, 2020

Numerous states are issuing orders requiring all non-life sustaining businesses to cease operations in order to limit the spread of…

CARES Act Provisions Impacting Retirement Plans

March 27, 2020

On Wednesday, March 25th, the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) was passed by a unanimous Senate…

Pirates Old and New Appear Before the US Supreme Court

March 27, 2020

In a case involving a modern form of piracy, the US Supreme Court handed down a decision last week involving…

Ocean Carriers Seek Emergency Anti-Trust Immunity

March 27, 2020

On March 23, 2020, Crowley Liner Services, Seaboard Marine, and King Ocean filed an Emergency Cooperative Working Agreement with the…

U.S. Department of Labor Provides Additional Guidance Regarding Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under the FFCRA

March 26, 2020

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) released new guidance on the notice requirements under the…

Get Ready to Confront the Force (Majeure)

March 26, 2020

The maritime industry is awash with contracts that have a force majeure clause. It is understandable in an industry that…

Does the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Constitute A Material Adverse Change for Purposes of Merger and Acquisition Agreements?

March 26, 2020

You signed a non-binding letter of intent with a target company in June 2019. You spent the next five or…

IRS Explains Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Payroll Tax Credits

March 25, 2020

Implementing the business tax relief provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed March 18, 2020 by President Donald…

Federal Maritime Commission and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration COVID-19 Update

March 25, 2020

On both the federal and local level, US government agencies continue to recognize that the transportation, shipping, and logistics service…

Delaware Governor Signs Stay at Home Order to Confront the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

March 23, 2020

On March 22, 2020, and consistent with surrounding states, Delaware Governor John C. Carney issued a “Stay-at-Home Order” to enhance…

IRS Responds to Coronavirus (COVID-19) by Moving Tax Day to July 15

March 23, 2020

Superseding earlier guidance to taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced in a Notice that anyone facing income tax filing and payment…

COVID-19 Relief Fund Created to Assist Philadelphia’s Small Businesses

March 23, 2020

City officials announced today that they have partnered with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) to create a fund for…

New Guidance Issued by the Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service for Employers Regarding FFCRA Paid Leave and Available Tax Credits

March 23, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published two new resources on employee paid leave and employer requirements under the recently-passed…

Business Interruption Coverage for First-Party Losses Caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

March 23, 2020

Shelter-in place orders, responsible social distancing directives, curfews, closure orders, and contamination will have an impact on businesses – especially…

UPDATE: PA Suspends Certain Medical Marijuana Regulations During COVID-19 Emergency

March 23, 2020

As an update our previous alert, on March 20, 2020, the Pennsylvania Office of Medical Marijuana temporarily suspended the following…

New Jersey Governor Issues Stay at Home Order Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

March 21, 2020

Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed a “Stay at Home Order” with New Jersey now having over 1300 people who have…

LIFE SUSTAINING BUSINESSES UPDATE: Wolf Administration Clarifies Which Businesses Must Close and Provides Additional Guidance on Waivers and Other Issues

March 20, 2020

This is an additional update to our two previous posts on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s Order regarding the closure of…

Business Disruption Due to COVID-19

March 20, 2020

In addition to the very serious healthcare issues facing us, COVID-19 is likely to create many issues between business parties…

WAIVER UPDATE: Governor Wolf’s Order for Closure of Non-Life-Sustaining Businesses in Pennsylvania

March 20, 2020

As an update to a previous Montgomery McCracken alert, effective as of 8:00 p.m. on March 19, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor…