Information on COVID-19 is being updated daily on the Bar’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage. It now includes sections on court announcements, Florida Bar announcements, and member and consumer resources.
The Task Force developed a whitepaper titled “Commercial Property Insurance Claims in Response to COVID-19.” This whitepaper provides an overview of business interruption insurance coverage in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers the common characteristics of standard business interruption coverage included in commercial property insurance policies, identifies the possible limitations, and discusses the litigation and legislation that has arisen in response to the pandemic. It also includes practical recommendations for business owners and non-profits who are considering making a claim under their property insurance policy. It was authored by Christopher R. Thompson, Esq., Burr & Forman, LLP, with assistance from Prof. Stephen K. Halpert, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law, and others on the Task Force. You can read or download the whitepaper by clicking here.
Bankruptcy for Beginners, live presentation 2016
Advocacy and Technology Tips When Working From Home During COVID-19 And Beyond.
Business Litigation in Crisis: Contract Enforceability, Business Interruption and Inverse Condemnation in the wake of COVID-19.
View from the Bench, Virtual Practice in Business Court
Main Street CARES: Understanding Loans, Forgiveness and Tax Benefits for Businesses affected by COVID-19.
Business UNusual: A Practical Overview of Bankruptcy in Florida amidst COVID-19.
Conducting Online Depositions, from LegalFuel, 5/4/20
Navigating the CARES Act, from LegalFuel
Florida Supreme Court Administrative Orders
State of Florida Executive Orders
Federal Government Programs for Small and Medium Size Business (CARES Act and Payroll Protection Program)
Federal Reserve Resources and FAQ’s, 5/13/20
Local Administrative Orders, visit your local court’s website for the latest AO.
Florida’s Office of Insurance Regulation has issued four information memoranda. Informational Memorandum OIR-20-03M directs all insurers and other entities regulated by OIR to review and update their business continuity and/or continuity of operations plans. Informational Memorandum OIR-20-01M directs health insurers to: use every channel available to communicate with their policyholders and share official CDC and DOH information; devote resources to inform consumers of available benefits, quickly respond to inquiries, and avoid and dispel misinformation; work with public health officials to do everything possible to prepare and respond; and consider all practicable options to reduce the barriers of cost-sharing for testing and treatment of COVID-19. Informational Memorandum OIR-20-02M reminds to all health insurers to allow for early prescription refills following the Governor’s Executive Order 20-52 declaring a state of emergency in Florida.
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White Paper: Commercial Property Insurance Claims in Response to COVID-19
Articles from Inns of Court, 7/2/20
Outstanding list of statistics, updates and resources from Aimee Diaz Lyon and Doug Bell from Metz, Husband & Daughton, P.A. Last updated 4/20/2020
Florida Supreme Court Best Practices for remote court proceedings, 5/13/2020
Florida Supreme Court, Comprehensive COVID-19 Emergency Measures for Florida State Courts, No. AOSC20-23, 5/6/20
Administrative Order from Middle District concerning Jury Trials and other Proceedings, 5/5/20