At the close of nearly one year of battling this virus, both healthcare facilities and their workers are now facing a new impending threat: civil litigation. This potential for an influx in medical negligence cases has been raising state-wide concerns over the applicability of professional liability insurance to COVID-19-related claims.
As business owners plan for employees to return to the office, many are wondering if they can require employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
While our community has been immunizing from COVID-19, we have been monitoring the COVID-19 immunity law. Retroactive to March 9, 2020, the law immunizes health care professionals and facilities for medical treatment claims related to COVID-19.
As we have previously discussed in other blog posts, the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) administered by the Federal government provides critical assistance and incentives for small businesses to keep their workforce employed as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the county.
The New Jersey Appellate Division issued a decision on January 12, 2021, in the matter of Chris Doe v. Rutgers University, which offers some clarity to the obligation of school districts to respond to certain Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) requests for student records.
Yesterday, the President signed a third COVID-19 economic relief package into law, allocating a fresh $900 billion to aid programs spanning multiple sectors.
On August 12, 2020 the Supreme Court of New Jersey held up the constitutionality of the controversial "New Jersey COVID-19 Emergency Bond Act” ("COVID Bond Act"), which authorizes the State of New Jersey ("State") to borrow up to $9.9 billion to address the fiscal crisis that has resulted from the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the wake of nationwide protests stemming from the tragic death of George Floyd and the subsequent calls across the country to both defund police departments and reform their practices, access to real time information regarding police activities has rapidly gained momentum.
We keep hearing that 5G networks are coming to municipalities as necessary to the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) and as a significant improvement to our past mobile networks.
In a shift from past opinions, a recent Appellate Division decision provides municipalities and their police departments’ protection from Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) litigation for certain records produced by police officers but ultimately maintained by the judiciary through an electronic system.