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4 Amicus Briefs Filed In Restaurants' $50M Virus Suit Appeal

By Ben Zigterman

Organizations representing restaurants, trial lawyers and insurance companies have asked to weigh in on a restaurant conglomerate's appeal of the dismissal of its $50 million COVID-19 coverage suit.

2nd Circ. Revives NYC Teachers' Vax Mandate Challenge

By Irene Spezzamonte

A group of 15 New York City teachers will have another chance at shooting down the city's coronavirus vaccine mandate, after the Second Circuit found the standards set up for religious-based exemptions could violate the First Amendment.

Restaurateur Seeks New Trial Over Denied COVID Coverage

By Shane Dilworth

The operator of nine Midwest restaurants is seeking a new trial on whether Cincinnati Insurance breached its property policy in denying coverage for business losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, telling a Missouri federal court that the jury was improperly instructed.

Feds Defend Contractor Vax Order As Setting Deal Terms

By Morgan Conley

The Biden administration is fighting several states' bid to keep vaccination requirements out of future federal contracts, arguing that it is entitled to attach terms to keep the government running efficiently by reducing the number of workers who could fall sick and miss work.

Dems Face Intraparty Fight Over Tax Incentive Cutoffs

By Alan K. Ota

As congressional Democrats try to cut a bicameral deal on the House-passed reconciliation bill containing President Joe Biden's domestic agenda, they face intraparty disputes over potential restrictions on the child tax credit and other individual tax incentives.

Judge Tosses PPP Class Action Against Nonbank Lender

By Katryna Perera

A California federal judge dismissed with prejudice a putative class action Wednesday against nonbank lender Fountainhead Commercial Capital LLC, which had been accused of prioritizing high-dollar applicants for federal Paycheck Protection Program loans.


Expert Analysis

COVID And Workers' Comp: A Guide For Federal Employers

As the requirements for federal workers’ compensation claims related to COVID-19 continue to evolve, government agencies should be prepared to handle a new wave of filings, including from employees dealing with adverse vaccine reactions, says Eric Pines at Pines Federal Employment Attorneys.

COVID Insurance Cases Highlight Federal-State Court Tension

COVID-19 insurance coverage litigation has resulted in an unprecedented number of federal courts preemptively ruling on an area of law in which state courts have final say — a problematic trend with likely undesirable results for litigants unless federal courts consider certain proactive solutions, says John Koch at Flaster Greenberg.

US Needs Strategy On Unwinding Eviction Moratorium

A national set of eviction rules from the Biden administration remains the best U.S. hope for preventing uneven responses and unequal COVID-19 recovery throughout the country, as the end of the federal moratorium threatens an onslaught of eviction actions and bankruptcy filings, say Jonathan Carson and Eric Kurtzman at Stretto.

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