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Download the CARES Act Blue Book

This document was prepared by the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation in consultation with the staffs of the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance, describes the tax provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and […]

PPP Loan Forgiveness Standards and Requirements as of the Interim Final Rule

The CARES Act provides that all Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans are eligible for forgiveness but not automatically forgiven. Instead, borrowers must apply for forgiveness with their lender, and the amount to be forgiven may be limited. Borrowers […]

CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program FAQ

A1. The CARES Act (Act) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is part of a new Small Business Administration (SBA) lending program designed to provide small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be […]

Demetri J. Economou

COVID–19: Contract Defaults and Insurance for Lost Income

The coronavirus is undoubtedly going to create contract disputes in ways that we cannot fully imagine. Parties will call their attorneys asking if they can send default letters or if they have defenses for missing contractual deadlines. Terms such as […]

Sports Venue Naming Rights - Maximizing Value for the Sponsor

No matter how you feel about it, corporate sponsorship names on your favorite athletic venues are big business, and they are here to stay. What the casual sports fan does not consider are the terms, conditions, and requirements to be discussed when a […]

COVID-19 and the Increased Attention on Force Majeure Clauses

A force majeure clause is a contract provision that excuses both parties from liability or obligation when an event beyond the parties’ control prevents one or both parties from fulfilling contractual obligations.  With the ongoing health […]

Re-examining Personal Jurisdiction in Products Liability Cases in Texas

Personal Jurisdiction allows a court to exercise power over a non-resident defendant. Without personal jurisdiction, a court could not hear a case filed against a non-resident defendant. Most lawyers equate personal jurisdiction with the phrase &ldquo […]

The Unsettled Definition of Waters of the United States

Defining WOTUS has been addressed in several US Supreme Court cases, most importantly Rapanos v. United States (2006). Justice Scalia wrote the plurality opinion stating that the CWA confers federal jurisdiction over non-navigable waters only if the […]

Bruce M. Flowers