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Buying and Selling a Home: What Sellers Must Disclose and What Buyers Should Look For

By Sarah J. Klebolt (June 19, 2020) - As states start to slowly ease stay-at-home orders amid the COVID-19 global pandemic and businesses begin to open with modified operations, the residential housing market still moves forward. This article outlines some considerations for both sellers and buyers when selling or buying a home.

The Pandemic-Proof Construction Contract: What is a Force Majeure Provision?

By Meghan L. Lamping (June 10, 2020) - Whether you are looking to enforce a contract, renegotiate a contract or escape a contract as a result of the COVID-19 environment, here's a common starting point for all parties: review the contract carefully and look specifically for an important clause called Force Majeure.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court, COVID-19, and American Civics

By Jarred Boyer & Tyler Schaeffer (May 28, 2020) - Separation of Powers and the concept of checks and balances, taught in American Civics classes, play a significant role in every action throughout the case of Wisconsin's Supreme Court decision to strike down the state's second stay-at-home order.

U.S. Department of Education Rewrites the Rules for Handling Sexual Harassment Accusations

By Lindsay Leible Combs (May 22, 2020) - Significant changes to Title IX – the federal civil rights law providing protections and due process for those involved in allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault at institutions which receive federal financial assistance, including colleges and universities – will go into effect August 14, 2020.

Texas Judge Allows Chapter 11 Debtor to Submit PPP Loan Application

April 28, 2020 - The PPP, a part of the CARES Act, extends the loan program under the Small Business Act to businesses with less than 500 employees. Neither the CARES Act nor the Small Business Act contain language prohibiting the grant of PPP loans to entities operating under the Bankruptcy Code.