In his latest video, Edward Robson discusses landlord-tenant issues during the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to reporting by the Washington Post, 771 lawsuits have been filed nationwide against businesses because of COVID-19.
A primer on the Law of Excused Performance
As workers around the world become more comfortable using video conferencing apps such as Zoom, Ring Central, Skype, Teams, and many more, privacy concerns have arisen. Zoom, in particular, is in hot water over alleged lax privacy policies, with another lawsuit against the company being filed.
After weeks of anticipation, the federal government enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). The Act is the largest of its kind ever enacted and provides relief for small and mid-size businesses through a variety of programs.
At its core, insurance is a product designed to mitigate risk. Some risks are obvious: the risk that a building could catch fire or collapse; the risk that a mistake might cause a product to be defective; or the risk that poor or uninformed management might result in claims by an employee.
With courthouses closing in Pennsylvania and nationwide comes the expected suspension of jury trials. Courthouses throughout the country are changing how they are otherwise handling cases, including postponing cases, only accepting briefs filed electronically, and holding hearings by phone.
Many business owners around the United States, feeling the fear and frustration from government orders that their businesses close, are wondering if they can challenge the closure in court. Experts say they are unlikely to succeed.
On Wednesday, March 18, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered all courts within the state closed to the public through at least April 3, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Little mistakes; big consequences. The possibility of catastrophic consequences from the inadvertent disclosure of confidential or privileged documents makes litigators cringe. The proliferation of large e-discovery productions that make manual review unfeasible increases the risks of a misstep.