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May 26, 2020District of New Jersey Further Addresses COVID-19 Emergency
As part of the District of New Jersey’s continuing response to the ongoing public health emergency, on May 22, 2020, Chief Judge Freda L. Wolfson of the District of New Jersey issued Standing Order 20-12 concerning upcoming filing and discovery deadlines.
May 20, 2020Employers Must Update Employee Handbooks due to COVID-19
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the landscape of the workplace has changed and there are state and federal laws that impose new obligations on all employers.
May 18, 2020COVID-19 Update: Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Application is Now Available
The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Treasury released the Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application on May 15, 2020.
May 11, 2020COVID-19 Update: Managing Employees Working Remotely
During this national pandemic, more employees than ever have been working remotely.
May 8, 2020Third Circuit Implies that Quasi-Judicial Decisions Can Have Preclusive Effect
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals implied that collateral estoppel may apply based on quasi-judicial decisions.
May 7, 2020Third Circuit Finds Incorporation of AAA Rules in Arbitration Clause is Evidence Parties Agreed to Delegate Arbitrability
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently vacated a District Court’s order denying a motion under Section 3 of the Federal Arbitration Act to stay proceedings in favor of arbitration.
May 1, 2020Trademark Office Further Extends Certain Filing Deadlines in Response to COVID-19 Crisis
The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a Notice further extending certain filing deadlines under the authority permitted through the CARES Act to June 1, 2020.
April 30, 2020COVID-19 Update: Estate Planning Checklist for Uncertain Times
In these unprecedented times we find ourselves, when nothing seems within our control, and very little is going “according to plan,” we want our friends and clients to know that there are things they can do to bring some small measure of peace and certainty to their lives.
April 27, 2020DNJ Judge Orders New Trial After Vacating Jury Verdict Awarding $45 Million in Compensatory Damages
Senior U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler has ordered a new trial in a patent infringement case involving plug-and-play technology for televisions, subject to certain limitations on what evidence may be presented at trial on the issue of damages.
April 22, 2020Complying with Expanded Family and Medical Leave Laws in New Jersey
The New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA), which applies to employers with 30 or more employees, was recently expanded to include protections for certain absences related to COVID-19.