DEF Institutes Mandatory Work-From-Home Status in Response to COVID-19
"In order to decrease the spread of COVID-19, and in compliance with the CDC's recommendations to implement the use of social distancing strategies, Drew Eckl & Farnham has made the decision to institute a mandatory work-from -home status for all of our offices starting on March 17.
Despite the closing of our physical offices, we will continue providing our clients with exceptional legal services." ... Continue Reading
On July 1, 2020, Michigan Circuit Court Judge Joyce Draganchuk issued what it appears to be to be the first U.S. court decision in an insured's first party property lawsuit against an insurance carrier seeking business interruption coverage as a result of a governor's shelter-in-place order. See Gavrilides Management Company v. Michigan Insurance Company. The insurer filed a motion for summary disposition asking the Michigan Court to rule as a matter of law that its policy did not provide coverage for business interruption losses caused by COVID-19 shelter-in-place order. Judge Draganchuk agreed with the insurer. The hearing on the motion is posted on You Tube. ... Continue Reading
Partner John Ferguson has been recognized in the 26th Edition "Lawyer of the Year" for his work in Workers' Compensation Law- Employers in Atlanta. John has served on the Chairman's Advisory Council for the State Board of Workers' Compensation for 27 years from 1990-2017 and has been selected by Peer Review in years, 2004-2019, as a Georgia Super Lawyer, and from 2007 through 2018, he has been selected by Best Lawyers in America (U.S. News). ... Continue Reading
We are proud to announce that fifteen of our attorneys have been listed as the 2020 Best Lawyers in America©. ... Continue Reading
The opioid crisis in America is frequently in the news and should be. Opioids have caused an enormous cost increase for workers' compensation employers and insurers. ... Continue Reading
Recent headlines about large scale sexual harassment allegations at Uber and the parent corporation of Kay Jewelers highlight the increased risk faced by today's employers for costly litigation arising out of their workforce. ... Continue Reading