Architects and Engineers

Weston Hurd Partners address challenging legal issues facing construction litigators in articles published in the OACTA Quarterly Review

Weston Hurd Partners address challenging legal issues facing construction litigators in articles published in the OACTA Quarterly Review

Some of the more challenging legal issues facing construction litigators are covered in detailed articles written by Weston Hurd Partners John Farnan and Frederick Bills in the OACTA Quarterly Review (Summer 2020). John Farnan’s article, “Analyzing CGL Coverage for Construction Related Claims,” provides an overview of how insurers typically examine construction defect claims and lawsuits, […]

EIGHT WESTON HURD ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED IN THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA© 2021

EIGHT WESTON HURD ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED IN THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA© 2021

Weston Hurd LLP is pleased to announce that eight attorneys have been selected for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America 2021, the only purely peer-review™ guide to the legal profession. According to Best Lawyers®, inclusion is based on “…a rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 9.4 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys.” Congratulations to the following Weston […]

Understanding the SBA’s New PPP Certification Guidance

Understanding the SBA’s  New PPP Certification Guidance

On April 24, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. In relevant part, this Act increases by $310 billion the funds appropriated for the PPP established on March 27, 2020, by the CARES Act. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that new loans under this second tranche of […]

Architects & Engineers Newsletter – Spring 2020

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Architects & Engineers Newsletter – Spring 2020

We are pleased to announce the latest edition of Weston Hurd’s Architects & Engineers Newsletter is now available. The Spring 2020 newsletter contains the following articles:  Operating an A/E Firm Under Ohio’s Stay-At-Home Order; Have An Unsigned Proposal-Now What?; and What is Meant by Waiver of “Consequential Damages”? Should you have any questions, feel free to contact […]

CORONAVIRUS, PROJECT INTERRUPTION, AND CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS

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CORONAVIRUS, PROJECT INTERRUPTION, AND CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS

Yesterday Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that a Stay-at-Home Order executed by the Director of Ohio Department of Health Dr. Amy Acton shall become effective at 11:59 p.m. on March 23, 2020. Under the Order, all non-essential business and operations must cease all activities except for minimum basic operations. Essential businesses are encouraged to remain […]

BUSINESS INTERRUPTION COVERAGE – INSURANCE INDUSTRY AND LAWMAKERS WEIGH IN

BUSINESS INTERRUPTION COVERAGE – INSURANCE INDUSTRY AND LAWMAKERS WEIGH IN

In a letter dated Wednesday March 18, 2020, a bipartisan group of U.S. Congressional lawmakers urged four major insurance trade organizations “to make financial losses related to COVID 19 and other infectious disease-related losses part of their commercial business interruption coverage for policy holders.” The lawmakers advised that the “shelter-in-place” orders that have been issued […]

COVID-19 and Force Majeure

COVID-19 and Force Majeure

Unforeseeable circumstances – such as the outbreak of coronavirus (“COVID-19”) – that prevent a party from fulfilling its contractual duties may fall under the force majeure clause of that contract. However, a great deal depends on the nature of the event and its impact on the specific contract and its performance by the parties.  The […]