Over the past two months, numerous state legislatures introduced bills targeted toward voiding the virus exclusion included in most business interruption insurance provisions in commercial property policies.  None of the bills have made significant advances, likely due to a combination of lobbying efforts by the insurance industry and the constitutional challenge to any law that

On March 21st New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order which seeks to protect individuals who experience financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The executive order does the following:

  1. Modifies New York Banking Law to provide that any New York state-licensed or state-chartered bank will be deemed to be

On March 23, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-80. The Order directs all persons whose point of departure originates from the New York Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey and New York) and entering the State of Florida by air travel to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the

In an effort to assist small businesses impacted by the Coronavirus, the Small Business Association (SBA) has recently expanded access to its Economic Injury Disaster Loan program for small businesses and private nonprofit organizations.  Under the revised criteria, disaster assistance loans are now available for small businesses in every state.

In order to qualify for

Specifically, time limits for commencing actions, filing notices, motions or other process or proceedings under any statute, local law, ordinance, order, rule or regulation, including but not limited to all time limits under the CPLR are tolled.  The tolling period went into effect on March 20, 2020 and continues until April 19, 2020.

The Executive