Covid-19

No segment of the economy has been spared the impact that the restrictions necessitated by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic have had and will continue to have on business and productivity. SPR has established a Pandemic Client Assistance Task Force to address proactively the range of legal issues our clients now face. The task force is actively tracking legal developments and conferring regularly on issues important to our clients.

Environmental Insurance Coverage and COVID-19

As many businesses face closures pursuant to governmental directives designed to combat the spread of COVID-19, such closures may trigger claims under property and comprehensive general liability policies.   Companies that have purchased pollution legal liability (PLL) insurance also should examine whether their PLL policies provide coverage for business interruption and other losses arising from COVID-19. …

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Essential Services Exempt From Covid-19 Workplace “Pause”

Governor Cuomo’s “New York on Pause” Executive Order No. 202.8 (requiring all workplaces to maintain a 0% in-person workforce) exempts “Essential Services.”  At the direction of the Governor, Empire State Development (ESD) has published Guidance on which services constitute Essential Services.  ESD has also created a process through which businesses may request designation as an…

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