Drew Eckl Farnham
COVID-19 Legal Updates

COVID-19 FAQs -- February 2021

February 04, 2021 BY Posted by: Administration | Employment Law

Can you require employees to routinely submit for COVID testing? Do you have to notify other employees if there is a COVID exposure at your business? COVID-19 regulations are changing everyday. Attorney Dan Kniffen has answered some of the most frequently asked questions to help you know what to do when it comes to staying safe in the workplace and handling COVID-19 the right way. ... Continue Reading

Interactive Map: First Party COVID-19 Cases In the U.S.

December 18, 2020 BY Posted by: Administration | First Party Insurance Matters

Our firm has launched an Interactive Map for First Party COVID-19 cases throughout the U.S. The map documents the location of the courts who have issued opinions on COVID-19 first party property cases with weekly updates from Partner Karen Karabinos. ... Continue Reading

Partner Jeff Ward quoted in 'Uncharted Territory: Georgia Trial Lawyers Prepare to Resume Jury Trials' by the Daily Report

November 02, 2020 BY Posted by: Administration | General Firm

In 'Uncharted Territory': Georgia Trial Lawyers Prepare to Resume Jury Trials, the Daily Report gains insight from various trial lawyers on their thoughts on resuming in-person jury trials and what protective measures they believe are necessary to do so. DEF Partner and Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (GDLA) President, Jeff Ward expresses the significance of having a live jury, however questions the precise approach to resuming jury trials. With no end in sight with COVID-19, trial lawyers are left attempting to calculate the best and safest method for jury trials to recommence. ... Continue Reading

Partner Melody Kiella will be participating in "Navigating Uncertainty Together: Practical Strategies for Cultivating Resilience in 2020 & Beyond"

October 20, 2020 BY Posted by: Administration | General Firm

Partner Melody Kiella will be participating in "Navigating Uncertainty Together: Practical Strategies for Cultivating Resilience in 2020 & Beyond" with Stacey Dougan. ... Continue Reading

NEW COVID-19 RULING: FIRST GEORGIA RULING ON BUSINESS INCOME LOSS RELATED TO COVID-19

October 07, 2020 BY Karen Karabinos | General Firm

On October 6, 2020, a Georgia Federal Court issued the state's first ruling addressing insureds' business interruption claims related to COVID-19. Judge Thomas W. Thrash with the Northern District granted Allied Insurance Company's motion to dismiss and denied plaintiffs' motion to certify questions of law to the Georgia Supreme Court. The case is Henry's Louisiana Grill, Inc. v. Allied Insurance Company of America, 1:20-cv-02939 (N.D. Ga. 10/6/20). ... Continue Reading

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