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RPJLaw: Force Majeure & Insurance Provisions for Business Losses Sustained Due to COVID-19

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

April 3, 2020 As the United States and the rest of the world battle the COVID-19 pandemic, companies across multiple industries have struggled to quickly adapt: They are facing un-meetable contractual deadlines or other requirements and having to shutter some or all of their business activities, conduct furloughs or reductions in force, cancel events and issue […]

GOP: The European Commission strengthens the temporary framework on State aid

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

April 6, 2020 1. The new measures adopted by the European Commission Last Friday, the European Commission (“Commission”) has adopted an amendment to existing State aid rules to widen the perimeter of the national measures which can be authorized based on the exceptional legal framework to cope with the current crisis. In particular, the Commission […]

H&K: COVID-19 Guide to Emergency Cost Reduction, Compensation and Benefits

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

April 3, 2020 As the COVID-19 crisis continues, many employers are facing the difficult challenge of determining how to achieve significant cost reductions due to a sudden reduction in revenue. Many companies are now going through the unfortunate and difficult process of determining how to achieve significant cost reductions as a result of the sudden […]

FaegreDrinker: New York’s New Data Breach Notification Law, What Businesses Should Know

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

April 3, 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to demand the attention of corporate leaders and the public at large, businesses have likely had little time to get up to speed on New York’s new data breach notification law, the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act. The SHIELD Act, which went into […]

Tradewind: Collaboration, Compassion Key for Supply Chain Crisis Management

Monday, April 6th, 2020

April 2, 2020 Fashion companies are faced with new challenges affecting their supply chains unlike any before. With the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19, retailers and suppliers have to choose whether to cooperate under these new circumstances to preserve partnerships, or instead think of their own survival in the short term, no matter the cost. Peter […]

JDMA: What We Can Expect from Our Minds During Self-Isolation

Monday, April 6th, 2020

April 2, 2020 In my last blog post, I floated the idea that social distancing is not the right term for what is happening during the COVID-19 pandemic. It would be more accurate to say that we are physically distancing and socially connecting. As a Doctor of Psychology, as well as a communications executive with […]

NautaDutilh: CJEU renders important decision on the liability of online platforms in trade mark infringement cases

Monday, April 6th, 2020

April 6, 2020 On 2 April 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) rendered a judgment (C-567/18) clarifying the potential liability of Amazon and other operators of online platforms for trade mark infringement.  The Court was asked to rule on the question of whether Amazon had infringed Coty’s trade mark rights by […]

Pepper Law: Rarely Invoked Price-Gouging Statutes are Now Front and Center due to COVID-19

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Almost as soon as the COVID-19 outbreak began, public officials and media outlets raised concerns over price gouging. While price-gouging statutes and regulations are not new, they are invoked rarely because they apply only in the event of emergency or abnormal market disruption. Now, with the nation facing the COVID-19 crisis and the federal government […]

MHC: COVID-19, Effects of the Crisis on Retail in Ireland

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

30 March, 2020 The global COVID-19 outbreak has escalated incredibly quickly. Many retail landlords and tenants have already taken actions or agreed terms based on these hugely changed circumstances. Background – trading conditions and closure of non-essential retail Following the Irish Government’s requirement to close ‘non-essential retail’ premises and, prior to that, the pressures of […]

RPJ Law: CARES Act, Summary of Select Provisions

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

April 1, 2020 The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES” Act) became law on March 27, 2020. The Act contains wide-ranging provisions for government assistance to industries, enterprises and individuals. Reavis Page Jump has summarized below some of the most salient provisions relating to small businesses and individuals. This is meant to […]