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Insurers Warned Over Grant Deductions On COVID-19 Claims

By Martin Croucher

The Treasury has warned that it will act if insurers continue to deduct from claims payouts the value of government grants a business has received — a practice that has angered companies already reeling from the economic effect of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Virus Compounds Challenges For Native Tenants In Rapid City

By Emma Whitford

While dozens of states enacted eviction moratoriums this spring in response to the pandemic, South Dakota made no special accommodations. New efforts are focused on supporting Native American tenants in the state, where affordable housing and legal aid have been hard to come by.

Gynecologist's COVID-19 Insurance Suit Survives Dismissal

By Mike Curley

A Florida federal judge has denied an insurer's bid to toss a suit by a gynecologist's office alleging it wrongfully denied coverage of losses stemming from the COVID-19 shutdown, making it the fourth federal court case to move past the dismissal stage.

6 Months Into Virus, Antitrust Enforcement 'Close To Normal'

By Bryan Koenig

Despite the upheavals stemming from COVID-19, U.S. and European antitrust enforcers have not slacked off on competition and merger enforcement, although some delays have crept in, experts say.

Dems Call To Investigate DOD's CARES Act Spending

By Jennifer Doherty

Two more Democratic lawmakers Friday joined a growing list of politicians calling to investigate U.S. Department of Defense spending, following reports that the department redirected most of a $1 billion CARES Act appropriation meant to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic to non-emergency contractors instead.

Club Monaco Sues Landlord Over 'Illegal' COVID-19 Eviction

By Dave Simpson

A New York City landlord's efforts to terminate the lease of Club Monaco on Broadway during the pandemic "is not only cruel considering the current environment, but illegal," the Ralph Lauren-owned retailer said in a lawsuit filed in New York state court on Thursday.


Expert Analysis

COVID-19's Influence On IPR Has Diminished

Recent decisions suggest that the effects of COVID-19 are less influential in inter partes review decision making before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and related district court litigation than they were at the beginning of the pandemic, say Brett Cooper and Kevin Schubert at McKool Smith.

Mounting A Successful COVID-19 Force Majeure Argument

A Florida federal court's recent decision in Palm Springs v. Kirkland's, rejecting a force majeure argument against paying rent, highlights the extent to which parties seeking to excuse contractual obligations amid the pandemic must carefully connect the dots between the cause and the specific obligation, say Jamie Furia and Justin Corbalis at Lowenstein Sandler.

Beware DOJ's Statutory Tool For Fighting COVID-19 Fraud

Companies engaged in commerce related to COVID-19 or that have received Paycheck Protection Program funding should familiarize themselves with a fraud statute, under which the U.S. Department of Justice has been successful in obtaining injunctions even before defendants are charged with a crime, say attorneys at V&E.

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