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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

The MCS-90 Endorsement

The MCS-90 endorsement is one means by which an interstate motor carrier can demonstrate compliance with minimum financial requirements established by federal statute and regulations. The application of this endorsement by the courts, however, has caused […]

Worker Need Not Disclose FMLA Leave Return Date

An employee did not fail to provide essential information regarding the duration of her leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when the employee did not herself know how long the leave would be, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held […]