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The Payment of Appraisal Awards - Not Quite a Bar

A frequently encountered question in the insurance world is whether payment of an appraisal award forecloses or bars first party claims against an insurer by the insured, and if so, under what circumstances. The Texas Supreme Court has taken this matter […]

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 […]

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 […]