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Insurer Rejects Extra Coverage For Events Axed Due To Virus

By Mike Curley

U.S. Specialty Insurance Co. is asking a Texas federal court to declare an advisory firm can't ask for additional coverage beyond its $150 million limit over events canceled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying there's nothing in the policy entitling the firm to seek more money.

Insurer Cuts Premiums After FCA Calls For Virus Breaks

By Martin Croucher

One of Britain's biggest insurers has said it will offer "premium reduction" deals to some customers who are struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic, after the Financial Conduct Authority urged the sector to provide savings for policyholders.

Pandemic Gives Mass. Law Grads Lesson In 'How To Survive'

By Brian Dowling

Students must navigate entering the profession during a global health and employment crisis, while law schools themselves face upheaval in the form of new online classrooms and tighter budgets.

Feds Say 'Brazen' Ex-Goldman Banker Deserves 3 Years

By Emilie Ruscoe

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday contended that a former Goldman Sachs banker had played a critical role in an insider trading plot and should spend three years in federal prison, the global pandemic notwithstanding, but added that he shouldn't have to start that sentence until it was safe to do so.

Dems Press Pompeo For Info On Russian Ventilator Purchase

By Alyssa Aquino

Top House Democrats were alarmed Thursday by the possibility that the Trump administration skirted a sanctions order against a Russian company to obtain faulty ventilators from Moscow, demanding in a letter that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo turn over information on the purchase.

NYC Judge Cites 'Drafting Issue' In Eviction Guidance

By Emma Whitford

New York City landlords do not have the court's blessing to investigate their tenants' finances as a prerequisite for commencing a new eviction case, an administrative judge told dozens of attorneys, citing a "drafting issue" in newly published court directives.


Expert Analysis

Top 5 Wage And Hour Risks To Avoid As Businesses Reopen

Employers should use extra caution to sidestep several key wage and hour mistakes as businesses prepare to reopen following the coronavirus crisis and worker classification and Fair Labor Standards Act compliance comes under increased scrutiny, say Kathleen Caminiti and Eric Baginski at Fisher Phillips.

Defending Remote Testimony In White Collar, Securities Cases

The COVID-19 shift to remote witness testimony in white collar and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigations changes how both sides handle documents, investigate and interact, and will require defense lawyers to reconsider how they present their clients, say attorneys at Richards Kibbe.

Garnishment Must Be Clarified In Pandemic Relief Laws

In its haste to enact COVID-19 relief legislation, Congress overlooked exempting federal stimulus payments from garnishment by private creditors — an omission that is causing additional financial pain for individuals and small businesses, and difficulty for banks, say John Culhane and Lori Sommerfield at Ballard Spahr.

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