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COVID-19 Shutdowns, Related Litigation Put Pressure on Business Interruption Insurers

Oct 26 2020
Companies in the United States continue to file business interruption lawsuits against their insurers for claims arising from state and local government shutdown orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At least 1,250 cases have been filed nationally, and these cases have been filed in both state and federal court and in every state. Our attorneys discuss how litigation related to COVID-19 shutdowns has put pressure on insurers.
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ISS Publishes New FAQs on COVID-Related Compensation Decisions and Provides Guidance on Other Governance Matters

Oct 26 2020
On October 15, 2020, Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. (“ISS”) published preliminary FAQs providing general guidance as to how ISS may assess COVID-related executive compensation decisions as part of its regular pay-for-performance qualitative evaluation for the upcoming proxy season. This Client Alert provides a summary of the preliminary FAQs as well as compensation and governance-related takeaways from recent ISS and Glass Lewis updates.
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Joshua Davis Speaks on Zoom IP Trials at LES Annual Meeting

Oct 26 2020
Entitled “Remote Patent Trials and Depositions in the COVID World,” Davis’s presentation chronicled a case in which Womble Bond Dickinson earned a major patent victory for Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in the first Zoom trial in the Southern District of New York during the pandemic.