Month: June 2020

Do you own a bar, restaurant, retail store, hair or nail salon, or other business forced to close (or limit orders to carry out, delivery, or online) when Wisconsin’s Governor instituted his Safer at Home Order or prohibited gatherings of 10 people or more? It’s time to read your businessowners insurance policy (yes, the hundreds...

In addition to reading your businessowners insurance policy ASAP, various other contracts that define your business relationships are especially important now. With COVID-19 on the rise and social distancing a critical part of “flattening the curve,” your ability to meet your business’s contractual obligations may be in question. But don’t panic, the contracts’ terms might provide answers, or at least help. Consider, for example, these key provisions: Force majeure—when performance of a contract is impossible because of acts outside the parties’ control (a.k.a.,...

Just over two weeks ago, George Floyd died because a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for close to nine minutes, ignoring his pleas of “I can’t breathe” and well after (2 minutes and 53 seconds after) Mr. Floyd was nonresponsive. Since then, waves of protests—during a pandemic—have spread from Minneapolis across the United...