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Matthew Miller named member of Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2021

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Matthew Miller named member of Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2021

Congratulations Weston Hurd partner Matthew Miller on being named a member of the Cleveland Leadership Center‘s Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2021! According to the Cleveland Leadership Center, “Bridge Builders is a 10-month leadership program that ‘prepares mid-career professionals of all ages for meaningful, fulfilling and impactful engagement in the community.’” Matthew joins 58 people from the non-profit, for profit […]

Have You Been Delaying?

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Have You Been Delaying?

According to Weston Hurd partner, James Nabors III, “Nobody can predict the future, and making sure your wishes are spelled out for those who may be handling your affairs is crucial.” Read more about estate planning in “Have You Been Delaying.” https://mimivanderhaven.com/articles/have-you-been-delaying

Business Interruption and Civil Authority Insurance Coverage – June 2020 Update

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Business Interruption and Civil Authority Insurance Coverage – June 2020 Update

Over the last few months, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, state governments have issued orders mandating the closure of non-essential businesses, and have urged citizens to stay home and practice social distancing. Although states have slowly begun to re-open their economies by lifting the restrictions on non-essential businesses, such as bars, restaurants, hair salons, […]

Complete Cessation of Business Required For Business Interruption Claims

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Complete Cessation of Business Required For Business Interruption Claims

Ohio now defines “necessary suspension” to require complete shutdown of all business activities to trigger lost business income coverage. Hastings Mut. Ins. Co. v. Mengel Dairy Farms, LLC, U.S.D.C., N.D., Case No. 5:19CV1728. In a case of first impression in Ohio, with potentially wide application to COVID-19 business interruption claims, Weston Hurd’s Randy Taylor and Ron Rispo secured a favorable ruling regarding […]

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

On May 15, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced its long-awaited forgiveness rules through the release of the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application. The application and accompanying instructions specify how loan recipients can apply for PPP loan forgiveness and allow companies to complete the detailed calculations to determine forgiveness amounts. The 11-page application package summarizes eligible and […]

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 […]

You Auto Know®! – SHUTTING DOWN YOUR BUSINESS

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In these difficult times, many stores have taken different courses of action regarding their hours and employees. In most instances, the vast majority of dealerships have kept stores open with a limited sales staff, but an almost fully staffed service and parts department. Obviously, these circumstances change daily depending on the spread of COVID-19. I […]

Perspectives from Law Firm Leaders – Crain’s Cleveland – April 2020

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Crain’s Cleveland‘s Legal Affairs section (April 6, 2020) features a Q&A discussion with six newly installed Managing Partners including Dan Richards. Crain’s asked the attorneys to weigh in and share their insights on various issues in order to collect a range of perspectives. Dan shares his thoughts on topics ranging from the impact of COVID-19 to […]