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August 13, 2020

COVID-19: Supreme Court of Georgia Issues Fifth Order Extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency

On August 11, 2020 the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia issued the Fifth Order Extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency . In this most recent Order, the Supreme Court reiterated that deadlines for civil matters, which had been previously suspended, were reimposed as of July 14, 2020. The new Order continues “the prohibition on all...

August 05, 2020

NJ Appellate Court Finds UM/UIM Stepped Down Limits Language...

Melvin Reid and Marylynn Reid v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company , 2020 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 411 (Opinion Date: February 27, 2020). In this appeal from a trial court decision, the...

July 22, 2020

COVID-19: Protecting Pennsylvania's At-Risk Population in...

Throughout Pennsylvania, there are 697 nursing homes, 1,143 personal care homes, and 58 assisted living facilities. According to the Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA), approximately 123...

July 21, 2020

The COVID-19 PA Hazard Pay Grant Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development is operating a new program designed to assist front-line employees working in vital sectors, and to help employers retain those...

July 16, 2020

Medical Marijuana Card is a Firearm Prohibitor Regardless of State Law

Although, Pennsylvania statute allows for a citizen of the Commonwealth to hold a validly issued Medical Marijuana Card, possess approved forms of medical marijuana and have a valid license to...

July 02, 2020

COVID-19: PA Secretary of Health Orders Expansion to Use of Face...

As the scientific community coalesces around a consensus regarding the beneficial use of face masks, while at the same time, the divisive nature of this topic continues to grab political headlines...

June 30, 2020

CAT Subro Claims Against Utilities: Attorney Davolos Demonstrates...

Not all property damage losses associated with natural disasters, such as hurricanes or other catastrophes, are attributable to an “act of God.” Rather, many so-called “CAT” property damage claims...

June 26, 2020

COVID-19: To Test or Not to Test?

In the process of businesses reopening, employers are faced with many decisions, including whether they are legally permitted to test their employees for the presence of the COVID-19 virus and for...

June 19, 2020

COVID-19: We Never "Closed"...We are Still Here

FROM: CEO and BOARD TO: C&W Team and Clients As CIPRIANI & WERNER attorneys and staff begin the process of returning to their offices, several important factors come to mind. First, we...

June 16, 2020

SCOTUS Delivers Landmark Decision Prompting Change of Employers&...

On June 15, 2020, in the case of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia , the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Gerald Bostock, Donald Zarda, and Aimee Stephen, who were all long-time employees fired by...

June 16, 2020

COVID-19: Georgia Supreme Court Extends Judicial Emergency Order...

On June 12, 2020, the Supreme Court of Georgia extended its Judicial Emergency Order a third time through and including July 12, 2020. However, the latest Emergency Order contains significant...

June 15, 2020

COVID-19: The Passage of HR 836 of 2020 and Uncertainty

On June 9, 2020, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a resolution titled HR 836 of 2020 , which seeks to end Governor Wolf’s emergency declaration and state shutdown relative to the COVID-19...

May 30, 2020

COVID-19: FMCSA Extends Expanded Emergency Declaration through...

On May 13, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) declared that a national emergency continued to exist, warranting a further extension of Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002...

May 29, 2020

Attorney Richard Bryan Prevails in Appeal of Wrongful Death Claim

In a highly contested “who done it” wrongful death claim, the Appellate Division recently affirmed the grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendant in the case of Kavanaugh v. Van Arsdale ,...

May 28, 2020

COVID-19: New Jersey Business Re-Opening Guidance

New Jersey issued a Stay-At-Home order on March 21, 2020 which closed non-essential business. The order currently remains in place, but New Jersey has provided a plan for the re-opening of the...

May 28, 2020

COVID-19: Maryland's Roadmap to Recovery

On April 24, 2020, Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland issued a state-wide recovery plan titled “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery”. The plan lays out a three-phase process the state will take to...

May 27, 2020

COVID-19: Employees who Refuse Offer of Suitable Work Rendered...

In late March, when Congress passed, and the President signed the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act,” commonly referred to as the “CARES,” many observers touted the expansion of...

May 27, 2020

COVID-19: NY Courts to Allow New Lawsuits

In a May 20, 2020 memo to the entire New York Unified Court System, Chief Administrative Judge, Lawrence K. Marks, announced that effective May 25, 2020, e-filing through the NYSCEF system --...

May 26, 2020

COVID-19: Georgia Supreme Court Reinstates Certain Filing Deadlines

On May 28, 2020, all pending Georgia cases may have reinstated deadlines. For litigants, this means the number of days left to file a response as of March 14, 2020 when the first judicial...

May 26, 2020

COVID-19: Fluctuating Workweek Method of Computing Overtime

On May 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule allowing employers to pay nonexempt employees whose hours vary from week to week, bonuses or other forms of incentive...

May 22, 2020

COVID-19: Responsibilities of Pandemic Safety Officers

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued guidance on May 4, 2020 requiring employers engaged in business to execute and post a form titled “COVID-19 Safety Procedures for Businesses”. This form...

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