In August 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020. Among other protections, the law gave tenants who were unable to pay rent due to COVID-19-related distress for the
After 34 years California’s Proposition 65 continues to serve as a ripe source of litigation against businesses which fail to warn that their products can expose consumers to chemicals that cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
We previously prepared a detailed Frequently Asked Questions blog (as of May 18, 2020), relating to issues arising out of PPP Loan Applications (the “May 18 FAQ”). This May 26, 2020 update is a supplement to the previous FAQ.
Due to COVID-19, courts in many California counties suspended civil trials, if they did not close to civil filings altogether. As of May 7, 2020 courts in these 14 counties were closed for all civil
Additional Paycheck Protection Program Guidance Announced The Internal Revenue Service recently issued guidance stating taxpayers may not deduct otherwise deductible expenses that are paid with the proceeds of a Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan, if the payment
On April 21, 2020, the Senate passed a $484 Billion relief package (the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act; the “Act”). The House is expected to pass the Act on Thursday. The President
by Lewitt Hackman’s Franchise & Distribution Practice Group COVID-19 has impacted the franchise industry heavily. Stores have been forced to close or open only for pickup or delivery. How to deal with bills, including rent
On March 13th, President Donald J. Trump issued an emergency declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (the “Stafford Act”) in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As a result