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Business Interruption Claims Update
Friday, May 8, 2020

Business Interruption Claims Update By Bryan O. Blevins, Jr. The insurance industry responded to the emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic with preemptive press statements that property insurance policies would provide no coverage—even before policyholders submitted any claims. Given this knee-jerk reaction, it is unsurprising that the first claims are being denied quickly, and without so much as a pretense of an investigation. Physical Loss or Damage Insurers are taking an “if you can’t see it,...

Business Interruption in a Pandemic World
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Business Interruption in a Pandemic World By Bryan O. Blevins, Jr.Equity Partner The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a dramatic economic effect throughout the United States, and on industries as diverse as electronics, auto manufacturing, construction, passenger cruises, shipping, travel, transportation, hospitality and healthcare. Supply chains and manufacturing have been disrupted by facility closures worldwide and ultimately there will not be an industry sector or business that will not be...

FAQs: The FMLA Amendments and Paid Sick Leave Requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on March 18, 2020 in response to Covid-19 infecting Americans. Our attorneys weigh in on the most commonly asked questions regarding the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act under FFCRA. For Employers Q: When is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act take...