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Will a COVID-19 Liability Waiver Hold Up in Court?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

More and more businesses that are reopening are posting coronavirus disclaimers or requiring employees and customers to sign waivers, but there are questions about whether those waivers will actually protect businesses from liability. Will a jury really think that liability waiver is enforceable? While owners may think they are reducing the risk of a… Read More »

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Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Encourages Lawmakers to Fill the Business Interruption Insurance Gap

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic caused tremendous disruption to businesses in Florida—many companies were forced to scale back or halt operations altogether. Business interruption insurance is designed to provide companies with some financial protection if they are unable to operate. However, for a number of reasons, many companies have had their COVID-19 business interruption claim… Read More »

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How COVID-19 Can Change Directors and Officers (D&O) Liability Insurance

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As the COVID-19 pandemic affected many aspects of running a business and created new litigation risks for business owners, certain policy provisions of directors and officers (D&O) liability coverage may change in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. What is Directors and Officers (D&O) Liability? Directors and officers liability, which is often referred to… Read More »

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Why Do Large Commercial Truck Accidents Happen?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As commercial trucks are inherently dangerous, trucking companies are legally obligated to comply with strict safety precautions. Unfortunately, in such a competitive industry, too many companies put profits before people—cutting corners on safety in order to save money. This is unacceptable. Negligent trucking companies must be held accountable. According to data published by the… Read More »

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Civil Sexual Assault Claim: Florida Hospital Sued After Male Nurse Allegedly Assaults Patient

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from NBC 2, an unidentified woman has filed a civil sexual assault lawsuit against a man named Christopher Stamulis—a former nurse at the Lehigh Regional Medical Center in Lehigh Acres, Florida. In this article, our Miami sexual assault & battery attorneys provide an overview of the allegations raised against the… Read More »

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Employers Are Facing Take-Home Liability Claims in the COVID-19 Era

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As businesses continue to reopen following the shutdown prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, concerns are growing over the so-called take-home liability claims. If you are an employer whose workers are returning to the workplace following the COVID-19 pandemic, you should be aware of take-home liability. In the COVID-19 era, all business owners and customers… Read More »

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July Rent Payment and COVID-19: Can Landlords Evict Tenants in Florida?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

After Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until July 1, many landlords and tenants alike are wondering, “Is rent due on July 1 or can a tenant get an extension?” and “Can landlords evict tenants if no payment is made after the moratorium is lifted?” While Florida’s statewide mortgage foreclosure… Read More »

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SBA Debt Relief for Small Businesses During COVID-19

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you’re the owner of a small business, you may be struggling to figure out any way to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. Between navigating through potential loans and the Payment Protection Program, the government is certainly trying to do its best to assistant people just like you. However, if you haven’t already… Read More »

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What the HEROES Act Would Mean for Small Businesses & PPP Funding

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On May 15, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6800, the ‘‘Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act’’ or HEROES Act.  The $3 trillion bill includes a host of COVID-19 relief provisions, including $1 trillion for state, local, and tribal governments; an additional round of direct stimulus payments for individuals; repeal… Read More »

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ABA Report: COVID-19 Prompts a Wave of Business Interruption Claims from Restaurants

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The restaurant industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting government shutdowns. Many of the restaurants that have moved to “carry-out only” services have reported a sharp decline in their revenue, while some other restaurants have been closed altogether during the outbreak. Business interruption insurance provides protection for companies that… Read More »

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