COVID-19 Information

The latest news and legal topics related to COVID-19 and the pandemic.

August 3, 2021

Cost Escalation: COVID Aftershocks Rocking the Contractor World

Construction contracts, like other contracts, create a set of obligations and allocate risk between parties. Typically, the allocated risks are known and fall within a foreseeable range.
March 8, 2021
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Finding Growth in a Changed World

NAFA member, David Mayer, Partner at Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP, shares his perspective of business aviation amid the pandemic.
July 27, 2020

Suing your insurer for denying pandemic coverage claims? Houston attorney weighs in 

In the end, the Covid-19 pandemic will likely cause insurance companies to make the pandemic coverage language they use in policy contracts even more clear, Wilkin said.
July 20, 2020

Rockets sue insurance carrier over arena’s lost events amid pandemic

David Barron, Houston Chronicle  |  July 20, 2020  |  Updated: July 20, 2020 8:53 p.m. The Rockets have filed suit in Rhode Island against the team’s […]
June 21, 2020

It’s time to require senior citizen presidential candidates to undergo complete physicals

In January 1965, Congress began moving toward passing a constitutional amendment in case poor health caused a president or vice president to leave office or need to be removed. The impetus for adding to the Constitution arose from concern about the fragility of the health of most recent presidents.
June 2, 2020

Aviation Insurance Industry Faces Wrenching Changes

Aviation insurance executives provided a bleak picture of the post-Covid-19 insurance industry during the Aviation Insurance Association (AIA) conference held via online videoconferencing throughout the month of May.
May 21, 2020

Here’s When Experts Say It’ll Be Safe to Go to a Concert

The coronavirus pandemic has put a pause on concerts. At the end of March, most artists had announced that they were postponing or canceling their shows for the upcoming months. Even Coachella, one of the biggest music festivals held ever year in April, rescheduled the festival for October. However, with many artists continuing to postpone and cancel concerts as summer rolls in, when will it actually be safe to go to a concert again?
April 5, 2020

DOT And FAA Provide Guidance, But No Relief, To Aviation Employers Facing COVID-19 Drug And Alcohol Testing Issues

March 28, 2020

FAA Provides Deadline Relief To Pilots And Air Carriers

March 24, 2020

COVID-19 ALERT for Employers – FFCRA is effective as of March 20, 2020

The Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Treasury Department has announced that as of March 20, 2020, covered employers (those with 500 […]
March 23, 2020

CLIENT ALERT – Force Majeure Provisions and Contractual Defenses in the Face of COVID-19

As businesses large and small face the prospect of contractual breaches due to the impact of COVID-19 and related governmental orders, force majeure provisions and other […]
March 23, 2020

Shackelford’s Family Law Team is Currently Fully Operational

Shackelford’s Family Law Team is currently fully operational and here to help you and your family during the pandemic. At Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP, […]
March 23, 2020

Filing Aircraft Registration Documents With The FAA Registry During The COVID-19 Pandemic: What You Need To Know

March 19, 2020

COVID-19 ALERT for Employers

What Employers Need to Know about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) On March 18, 2020 the Senate passed and President Trump signed the FFCRA. […]
March 17, 2020

Will The Coronavirus Be A Force Majeure Event Excusing Performance Under An Aircraft Purchase Agreement?

March 16, 2020

Client Alert – Coronavirus

COVID-19, commonly referred to as Coronavirus, presents a number of challenges for employers.  All employers are encouraged to review guidelines recently published by the Centers for […]
March 12, 2020

Virus-related Cancellations Bring ‘Force Majeure’ for Contracts Into Play

It means “superior force” in French, but for many businesses “force majeure” is a contractual clause that relieves parties from meeting agreed terms when events, such as the spread of coronavirus, reach epidemic proportions.
March 10, 2020

Talmage Boston Advises Sports Teams on the Legal Concerns Arising From Coronavirus

Defying Coronavirus Guidance on Gatherings Raises Legal Concerns for Teams By Alex Silverman |  March 10, 2020 at 3:46 pm ET Sports properties that continue to host […]
March 9, 2020

No SXSW means no economic boost for Austin, Texas

South by Southwest, the massive film, music and technology conference that happens in Austin, Texas, every March, has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. The festival organizers announced Friday that “the City of Austin has cancelled the March dates for SXSW and SXSW EDU.”