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COVID-19 and the Force Majeure

March 24, 2020

The current pandemic brought on by the COVID-19 virus has impacted supply chains; the ability to move around freely; and in some cases has shut down manufacturing entirely. Government actions including declaring states of emergency, closing borders and shelter in place orders may be the types of events that often fall within the parameters of…

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REMINDER – Annual Reports must be filed!

March 20, 2020

In addition to our updates on new legislation and regulations coming out, we wanted to remind you that Annual Report filing requirements are still in effect for each of the states. The filing deadline for Georgia is April 1, 2020 and North Carolina is April 15, 2020. Delaware’s deadline for corporations was March 15, 2020…

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Summary of the Defense Production Act of 1950

March 19, 2020

On March 18, 2020, President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act of 1950 (“DPA”) in an effort to mobilize U.S. domestic production of medical and other supplies as the U.S. begins to move against COVID-19. Traditionally, a “war time” measure, the DPA gives a president broad authority to influence and direct private entities to produce…

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SBA Assistance Resources in Light of Covid-19 Pandemic

March 19, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in modified and additional SBA resources to help our small businesses, small aquacultural businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and/or most private nonprofit organizations. Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) The SBA has approved the North Carolina Governor’s request for a disaster declaration, and you may begin the application process. Applicants are encouraged…

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3 Key Points for Employers re: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 17, 2020

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the bill that was drafted in coordination with the Executive branch and is currently before the U.S. Senate for final approval. Here are 3 Key Takeaways about proposed revisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) for Employers: 1. FMLA has been amended to provide coverage to…

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Employment Issues

March 13, 2020

1. Is it legal to ask an employee to work from home or leave work if they show signs of infection? An employer can ask an employee to seek medical attention and get tested if they present with symptoms for COVID-19. Similarly, an employer may require an employee to go home if the employee displays…

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CAN A BREACH OF CONTRACT JUSTIFY CORPORATE VEIL PIERCING?

April 23, 2019

CAN A BREACH OF CONTRACT JUSTIFY CORPORATE VEIL PIERCING? By Samira Schakirova Law Clerk Bridgehouselaw LLP In a recent North Carolina Business Court decision, the court reviewed whether a breach of contract itself was sufficient to pierce the corporate veil. Plaintiff Kerry Bodenhamer Farms (KB Farms) and Defendant Nature’s Pearl entered into a written supply…

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“Click Here to Accept” a Non-Competition Agreement?

March 19, 2019

“Click Here to Accept” a Non-Competition Agreement? by Nicole Murphy Attorney BridgehouseLaw LLP If you have a smartphone or most any electronic device, you have likely seen a window containing a long list of terms and conditions appear with an instruction to click “I AGREE” in order to download the necessary software. But how many…

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Consumer Data Privacy and the Law — When DNA Testing Companies Share Your Genetic Data, What’s Next?

February 5, 2019

Privacy and the Law — When DNA Testing Companies Share Your Genetic Data, What’s Next? by Angela C. Schulz, Associate Attorney Privacy of health and genetic data has long been the subject of data protection laws. However, FamilyTreeDNA, a consumer DNA-testing company has recently announced that it will be voluntarily sharing access to its vast…

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Estate Lessons Learned from Celebrity Death: Stan Lee

November 26, 2018

Estate Lessons Learned from Celebrity Death: Stan Lee by Angela C. Schulz, Associate Attorney Stan Lee, the co-creator of superheroes like Spiderman, Iron Man, and the X-Men, passed away on November 12, 2018. Mr. Lee reportedly left and estate valued at more than $50 million.  Prior to Mr. Lee’s death, reports also circulated of possible…

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