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Missouri federal courts join the majority of authority rejecting business interruption coverage claims for coronavirus losses

By NICK R. DAUGHERTY With life returning to some semblance of normal amid what hopefully will be the end stages of the global pandemic, businesses throughout the country are attempting to rebound from the effects of extensive shutdowns and suspensions of operations. However, as noted here, many are encountering major setbacks with respect to business interruption […]

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Supreme Court narrows computer fraud law

By DANIEL O. RAMÓN The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled 6-3 in favor of a narrow reading of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (CFAA), which subjects anyone who “intentionally accesses a computer without authorization or exceeds authorized access” to criminal liability and potential civil liability from persons suffering damage or loss as […]

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OSHA issues new guidance on COVID-19

By MATTHEW J. WESTERING OSHA complied with President Biden’s recent directive to publish clear guidance for employers to help keep workers safe from COVID-19 exposure. While this guidance is not binding regulation, it signals OSHA’s view of an employer’s obligations and what it regards as appropriate measures to provide a reasonably safe workplace. In contrast […]

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Congress again considering legislation to help close historical pay disparities for men and women

By LINDA ADENIJI Recently, numerous representatives in the U.S. Congress renewed their efforts to close pay disparities between men and women in pushing for the passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act. First introduced in 1997, the current version of the Paycheck Fairness Act would amend the Equal Pay Act and make employers liable for pay […]

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Insureds still face uphill battle for COVID-19 insurance coverage

By NICK R. DAUGHERTY With the spread of COVID-19 and its far-reaching impacts throughout the country, many businesses have filed suit seeking to recover under their insurance policies’ business interruption coverage. Business interruption coverage generally insures a business against temporary suspension of operations resulting from covered losses. However, most insurance policies’ business interruption coverage does […]

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