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Amazon May Be Slowing Its Leasing Efforts Amid Uncertainty

By Andrew McIntyre

Industrial and logistics real estate has been one of the darlings of the past two-plus years amid more and more demand for same- and two-day shipping fueled by pandemic e-shopping, but Amazon, one of the sector's behemoths, may now be slowing its warehouse leasing efforts — at least for now.

Netflix Sued Over 3-Second Clip Of 'Tiger King' COVID Tattoo

By Hayley Fowler

A Pennsylvania tattoo artist has accused Netflix of ripping off an image of her Joe Exotic tattoo in the second season of the true-crime blockbuster "Tiger King," saying the streaming giant used her pandemic practical joke without permission and has refused to compensate her for it.

Centene Slams Med. Co.'s Bid For COVID Test Reimbursement

By Emily Enfinger

Insurance giant Centene asked a Connecticut federal court to dismiss a medical provider's suit seeking compensatory damages for alleged failures to reimburse for COVID-19 testing, saying federal laws like the CARES Act did not provide for a private right to sue.

9th Circ. Might Wait Before Ruling On COVID Insurance Suits

By Greg Lamm

Several Washington businesses urged a Ninth Circuit panel Friday to rule that their insurance policies cover COVID-19-related business losses related to government shutdown orders, while the judges wrestled with whether they should make any decision at all until the Washington Supreme Court rules on its first COVID-19 coverage suit.

NHL Limited To Communicable Disease Coverage In Virus Suit

By David Steele

The NHL and 19 of its teams may be able to collect for losses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic under their communicable disease coverage, but they won't get the $2 billion they'd hoped to get from their insurers, a California state court judge has ruled.

NJ Gov. Gets Shot To Erase Defamation Claim In Firing Suit

By Bill Wichert

The New Jersey Appellate Division will take on whether Gov. Phil Murphy should face a defamation claim alleging he spread false information that a former state health official was fired over outside consulting work when he purportedly lost his job for objecting to collecting COVID-19 test samples from relatives of the governor's chief of staff.


Expert Analysis

Recent State Rulings Buck Trend In COVID Insurance Disputes

For the last two years, policyholders have been mostly unsuccessful in arguing that commercial property policies should cover losses suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a trio of recent state court decisions suggests that the pendulum may swing in policyholders' favor, say attorneys at Reed Smith.

The Role Of Morality In IP Suits Over COVID-19 Vaccines

Recent patent infringement suits involving the COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna raise interesting legal and moral issues — like whether infringement should be alleged if it was done during the course of accomplishing a greater good, say Lynn Lehnert and Sara Pilson at Goldberg Segalla.

EEOC Guidance Creates Hurdles To On-Site COVID Testing

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's updated guidance on workplace COVID-19 testing shifts the onus of meeting Americans with Disabilities Act standards to employers, meaning that companies should diligently document their justification for mandated tests, say Maryam Maleki and Michael Cohen at Duane Morris.

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