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United States: Massachusetts Senate Approves Bill Including Provisions To Address Real Estate Permitting Challenges Posed By COVID-19 - Bowditch & Dewey

Relief and some certainty is coming to municipalities and real estate developers concerning the municipal approval process and existing municipal approvals.
Tags: News, United States, Massachusetts Senate, Dewey, Bowditch, COVID


United States: CARES Act: Three Key Considerations When Applying For The Paycheck Protection Program - Kane Russell Coleman Logan

According to the Small Business Administration's ("SBA") Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of new jobs in the United States and are "the lifeblood of the U.S. economy."
Tags: News, United States, Small Business Administration, SBA Office of Advocacy, Kane Russell Coleman Logan


United States: AB 2355 Aims To Make Medical Cannabis Users A Protected Class In California - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

California Assembly Member Rob Bonta recently introduced Assembly Bill 2355 (AB 2355), which, if enacted, would make medical cannabis users a protected class in California. California was the first state...
Tags: News, California, United States, California Assembly, California California, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard, Smith LLP, Rob Bonta


United States: U.S. Antitrust Agencies Adjust Review Processes In Response To COVID-19 Crisis - Foley Hoag LLP

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice have changed two of their review processes.
Tags: News, United States, Federal Trade Commission, U S Antitrust Agencies Adjust Review, Crisis Foley Hoag LLP


United States: New Hampshire Imposes Restrictions On Non-Essential Services - Foley Hoag LLP

Following the governors in four other New England states in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu issued an executive order Emergency Order 17 ("Order")...
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430,000 People Have Traveled From China to U.S. Since Coronavirus Surfaced

There were 1,300 direct flights to 17 cities before President Trump’s travel restrictions. Since then, nearly 40,000 Americans and other authorized travelers have made the trip, some this past week and many with spotty screening.
Tags: News, Airports, China, United States, Epidemics, Airport Security, Trump, Politics And Government, Donald J, Airlines and Airplanes, Chicago (Ill, Los Angeles (Calif, Seattle (Wash, Detroit (Mich, San Francisco (Calif, Newark (NJ


United States: COVID-19: Energy Project Financing Considerations - Holland & Knight

Globally, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused not only a major public health crisis but also major economic uncertainty, as supply chains are brought to a standstill, flights are grounded, borders...
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United States: The Crisis Lurking Within: Force Majeure And The Coronavirus - Dickinson Wright PLLC

Since doctors first identified a new strain of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in China last December, the virus has rapidly spread throughout the world leaving government officials, non-governmental organizations...
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United States: Department Of Labor Issues Initial Guidance Regarding The Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Duane Morris LLP

On March 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued initial guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which was signed into law on March 18, 2020.
Tags: News, United States, U S Department of Labor, Department of Labor, Duane Morris LLP, WHD


United States: Government Enforcers Focus On Actions Related To Coronavirus - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Enforcers across the federal government are focused on fraud risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting market turmoil. Below is a summary of recent public statements and enforcement actions...
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United States: COVID-19 Impact On Annual Shareholder Meetings - McLane Middleton, Professional Association

In light of the stay at-home emergency order issued by Governor Sununu in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, it is important to determine whether your New Hampshire corporation can hold its annual shareholder meeting...
Tags: News, United States, New Hampshire, Sununu, McLane Middleton Professional Association, COVID


United States: Illinois Sales Tax Deferral For Bars And Restaurants Due To Coronavirus Outbreak - Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams

Sales tax payments affecting more than 24,000 small and medium-sized bars and restaurants in Illinois can now be deferred. Eating and drinking establishments in Illinois that incurred less than $75,000 in sales tax liabilities in 2019...
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United States: PA – Modifications To The Life-Sustaining Businesses List On 3-24 - Duane Morris LLP

Earlier this afternoon, March 24th, the Department of Commerce and Economic Development updated their List of Life-Sustaining Businesses...
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United States: COVID-19 Prompting Significant Action By State And Federal Prison Authorities - Duane Morris LLP

This past week, federal and state correctional facilities across the country have confirmed outbreaks of COVID-19 infections among inmates and staff.
Tags: News, United States, COVID, Federal Prison Authorities Duane Morris LLP


United States: COVID-19: SEC Provides Additional Relief And Guidance For Public Companies - WilmerHale

The Commission's original Order was described in our March 5 client alert. Under the updated Order, the 45-day extension of filing deadlines applies to covered filings due on or before July 1.
Tags: News, United States, SEC, Public Companies WilmerHale


United States: Taking Control In Uncertain Times – Transfer Tax Planning In The Eye Of The Hurricane - Womble Bond Dickinson

The COVID-19 virus, or Coronavirus, has thrown the world in to a tailspin. Businesses have closed their doors, once crowded streets are deserted and people are self-isolating in their homes.
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United States: U.S. Department Of Education Issues Additional COVID-19 Guidance In Form Of FAQs - Duane Morris LLP

In response to pressing questions from institutions, on March 5, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education's office of Federal Student Aid offered guidance permitting temporary flexibility and clarifying how higher education institutions ...
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United States: M&A Practices In A Post-COVID-19 World - Dickinson Wright PLLC

This is certainly a situation where the (purportedly) ancient curse would seem to apply: May you live in interesting times. Living, however, implies moving forward, and that is what the business world is trying to do.
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United States: During COVID-19 Pandemic, Our Zoos Need Our Support - Duane Morris LLP

The COVID pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of our daily lives. While the media has been rightly focused on the overwhelming effect on our health care system and impacts on hourly and tipped workers ...
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United States: Treasury Finalizes Section 901(m) Foreign Credit Rules - Fenwick & West LLP

On March 20, 2020, Treasury and the IRS released final regulations under Section 901(m).
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United States: FCC Announces Postponements In Response To COVID-19 - Cooley LLP

The FCC has issued public notices announcing it has postponed two spectrum auctions and the deadlines for comments in multiple proceedings, for certain reports and for certain applications in response to COVID-19.
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United States: COVID-19: Washington Becomes The Second State Approved For 1135 Medicaid Waiver – Key Takeaways - Foley & Lardner

On March 13, 2020, the President declared the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the U.S. a national emergency. The President's declaration, coupled with Section 1135...
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United States: TTABlog Test: Is FETAL LIFE Merely Descriptive Of Fetal Health Signal Monitors? - Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

The USPTO refused to register the proposed mark FETAL LIFE for fetal health signal monitors and related goods, finding the mark to be merely descriptive under Section 2(e)(1).
Tags: News, United States, Uspto, Wolf Greenfield, Merely Descriptive Of Fetal Health Signal Monitors


United States: COVID-19: Compensation Considerations And New CARES Act Provisions - Fenwick & West LLP

This client alert addresses certain complex issues facing public company compensation committees as companies are adapting to the economic impact of COVID‑19.
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United States: Federal Circuit Confirms That Specific Treatments Are Not Abstract Ideas—But They Still Might Be Obvious - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

The Federal Circuit recently held certain method of treatment claims patent eligible under step one of Alice, reversing a district court's judgment on the pleadings.
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Canada: U.S. Emergency Employee Leave Legislation - Torys LLP

On March 18, the United States enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a package of legislation which includes emergency paid sick leave and family and medical leave requirements.
Tags: News, Canada, United States, U S Emergency Employee Leave Legislation Torys LLP


United States: COVID-19: USTR Taking Steps To Modify Section 301 Tariffs In Response To Coronavirus Crisis - WilmerHale

USTR is taking this step "in an effort to keep current on developments in our national fight against the coronavirus pandemic."
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United States: Practical Tips For Managing Cybersecurity And Privacy Law Issues In Your Remote Work Force - Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a spotlight on the importance of cybersecurity for newly remote-workplaces.
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United States: COVID-19 Round 3 In D.C.: CARES Act Summary - Holland & Knight

Congress has completed three rounds of legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis
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Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

Global cases of the new coronavirus have shot past 1 million with more than 54,000 fatalities, a Reuters tally showed on Friday, as death tolls soared in the United States and western Europe while the world economy nosedived.
Tags: Europe, Money, businessNews, United States, Reuters