April 2020

Law Enforcement Focus on the Health Care and Senior Living Industries During COVID-19

U.S.Law enforcement does not stop during troubling times, and that remains particularly true in the criminal, civil and regulatory enforcement fields. Indeed, it is often during and in the aftermath of crises that government ramps up its enforcement acti…

Massachusetts Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures During COVID-19

On April 20th, Massachusetts Governor Baker signed into law House Bill #4647 (the “Act”), imposing a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the state of emergency concerning COVID-19.The Act applies only to residential tenants and small busine…

New Paycheck Protection Program Rules for Self-Employed Individuals; SBA Announces No More New PPP or EIDL Applications Due to Exhaustion of Funding

UPDATE – On April 16, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) announced it is unable to accept new applications for the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (“EIDL”) COVID-19 program (including emergen…

Federal Reserve Announces Main Street Lending Program for Small and Mid-sized Businesses

Update: On April 30, 2020, the Federal Reserve announced revisions to this program, which are discussed in our alert, “Federal Reserve Revises and Expands Main Street Lending Program For Small and Mid-sized Businesses,” found here.On April 9, 2020, the…

Massachusetts Act Regarding a Moratorium on Commercial and Residential Evictions During COVID-19

The Massachusetts House and Senate have reconciled differences between two separate bills proposed regarding a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the state of emergency concerning COVID-19, and on Wednesday April 15th, the House passed House B…

State Legislatures Considering Bills to Extend Business Interruption Coverage for Coronavirus Losses

Four More States Introduce Bills to Extend Coverage Under Business Interruption Insurance Policies, Bringing the Total Number of States Considering Such Action to  at Least Eight   Legislators in New York, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and South Carolina have …