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Legal Updates Regarding the Coronavirus


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Revised FFCRA Regulations May Require Updates to Employer COVID-19 Leave Policies
Friday, October 9th, 2020
Did your company adopt a COVID-19 leave policy after passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)?  If so, now is a good time to revisit those policies after the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) revised its FFCRA regulations last month in response to a recent court decision.
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Carrier Management: "COVIDigation Nation Revisited: Analyzing the Late Summer Surge"

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

Insurance Coverage Attorney Ryan P. Maxwell was quoted in the September 22, 2020 edition of Carrier Management.

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Hurwitz & Fine's COVID-19 Legal Alert: Medical & Nursing Home Liability
Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Our latest Medical & Nursing Home Liability Legal Alert features updates on:
➡️ Tolling of Statute of Limitations Extended
➡️ Nursing Home Residents Suffer Under State Visitation Requirements
➡️ DOJ Probe on States’ Nursing Home Policies Draws Criticism

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COVID-19 Business Interruption Complaint Survey
Monday, September 7th, 2020

Hurwitz & Fine’s Coverage Team has compiled a survey of known COVID-19 business interruption complaints filed to date.
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Hurwitz & Fine's COVID-19 Legal Alert: Medical & Nursing Home Liability
Thursday, September 3, 2020

Our latest Medical & Nursing Home Liability Legal Alert features updates on:
➡️ NYSBA Convenes Task Force to Review Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities
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NY Issues New COVID-19 and Flu Test Requirements for Hospitals and Nursing Homes

➡️ COVID Legal Woes for Nursing Homes Make Sector a Liability
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Hurwitz & Fine's COVID-19 Legal Alert: Medical & Nursing Home Liability
Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Our latest Medical & Nursing Home Liability Legal Alert features updates on:
➡️ Federal Court Strikes Down DOL Regulations on COVID-19 Paid Leave
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The Virus and The Dementia Unit

➡️ New York State Legislature Hearings on Nursing Home Pandemic Response Continue
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JPML Rejects COVID-19 Business Interruption Consolidation
Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

The Joint Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, in a widely anticipated ruling, declined to consolidate all federal COVID-19 business interruption litigation into a single action.
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Breaking News: Superior Court of D.C. Sides With Insurance Carrier, Finds No COVID-19 Business Interruption Coverage

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

A second court has now found that a typical property insurance policy does not provide business interruption coverage for COVID-19 losses.

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The Main Street Lending Program – An Alternative to PPP
Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

The Main Street Lending Program (“MSLP”) is the second COVID-19 loan program being offered to small- to medium-sized businesses that were in sound financial condition prior to the onset of the pandemic, but were either unable to take advantage of the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) or are in need of additional funding after already receiving a PPP loan.  There is one critical difference between the MSLP and PPP however; the MSLP loan is not forgivable and must be repaid.
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Hurwitz & Fine's COVID-19 Legal Alert: Medical & Nursing Home Liability
Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Our latest Medical & Nursing Home Liability Legal Alert features updates on:
➡️ Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Rolling Back Nursing Home Immunity
➡️ Government to Send Testing Kits to All Nursing Homes
➡️ Brace for COVID-19 Litigation

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Hurwitz & Fine's COVID-19 Legal Alert: Medical & Nursing Home Liability
Friday, July 31st, 2020

Our latest Medical & Nursing Home Liability Legal Alert features updates on:
➡️ NY Legislature Approves Measure to Trim Liability Immunity for Nursing Homes and Hospitals
➡️ Costs for COVID Tests – The Buck Stops Where?

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New York’s Travel Advisory: What It Means for Employers
Friday, July 10th, 2020

New York Governor Cuomo recently issued Executive Order 205, which requires certain individuals to quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in New York if they are traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19

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Has Your Business Updated Its Office Safety Plans Based on the Latest NYS Guidance?
Thursday, July 9th, 2020

This alert summarizes some of the key differences between the office-based guidance issued on May 28 and the updated guidance on June 26.  Businesses should check the date at the top of the guidance to determine when it was last updated for their industry.

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Step Out Buffalo Business: 5 Things Employers Should (But Might Not) Know About Reopening in WNY
Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Attorney Katherine L. Wood was featured as a guest contributor to Step Out Buffalo Business's Business Blog on July 8, 2020.

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Hurwitz & Fine Insurance Coverage Group Quoted in Multiple Industry Publications for Analysis of First COVID-19 Decision Nationwide
Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Hurwitz & Fine's Insurance Coverage team was quoted in Claims Journal and Insurance Journal on July 7, 2020 for its analysis of the first COVID-19 decision last week by a trial court judge in Lansing, Michigan.

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Hurwitz & Fine's COVID-19 Legal Response Team was created to provide legal advice and counseling our clients are seeking during this time. Our approach is an interdisciplinary model comprised of lawyers from various firm practice groups. For more information, click here.
 
For business services related concerns, please contact any of the members of our Business team:

Kevin J. Zanner
[email protected]

 

Evan Y. Bussiere
[email protected]

 
 

For all your COVID-19 coverage concerns, including business interruption and first-party property issues; and general, professional, and management liability; please contact our Insurance Coverage team:

Steven E. Peiper
[email protected]

 
Dan D. Kohane
[email protected]

 


Lee S. Siegel
[email protected]

 

Brian D. Barnas

[email protected]
 

Ryan P. Maxwell
[email protected]



For employer related concerns, please contact any of the members of our Labor & Employment team:

Ann E. Evanko
[email protected]

 

Andrea Schillaci
[email protected]

 

Joseph S. Brown
[email protected]

 

Amber E. Storr
[email protected]

 

Katherine L. Wood
[email protected]


 

For hospital & nursing home liability related concerns, please contact any of the members of our Medical Malpractice & Nursing Home Liability team:

V. Christopher Potenza
[email protected]

 

Patrick B. Curran
[email protected]

 

Stephanie L. McCance
[email protected]