Businesses Sue Insurers for Their Refusal to Pay Claims During COVID-19

Businesses Sue Insurers for Their Refusal to Pay Claims During COVID-19

Written by Taher Kameli & Julie Seong The long-term effects of the Coronavirus pandemic continue to reveal themselves in various ways. A United States Chamber of Commerce report shows that more than eight in ten small businesses have had to plan for changes made in response to the pandemic. The June report also shows that business owners’ negative sentiments toward the U.S. economy are slowly changing. However, the financial hit the majority of businesses took since March remains a reality. Although there have been multiple legislative proposals, bills, acts, and grants made available to both individuals and businesses in the United

The Supreme Court’s Confirmation of SEC’s Disgorgements in Liu v. SEC

  Written by Taher Kameli & Julie Seong A recent United States Supreme Court decision confirmed that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) can seek disgorgement of ill-gotten gains as an equitable remedy in SEC enforcement actions in federal court. Liu v. SEC was a case involving the SEC and married couple Charles Liu and Xing Wang, who was ordered to pay the $26.7 million they had collected from immigrants and misappropriated. On June 22, 2020, the Supreme Court’s Liu v. SEC ruling upheld the Securities and Exchange Commission’s ability to recover ill-gotten gains from those who commit financial and securities fraud. There

The Economic Effects of COVID-19 on Businesses

The Economic Effects of COVID-19 on Businesses

Written by Taher Kameli According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, there are 5,176,018 reported cases of the coronavirus in the United States alone as of August 13, 2020. As a result, the lives of caretakers, family, and employers of the affected individuals have also been changed. The unemployment rate in the United States is estimated to be at 13 percent and counting, and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation ended on July 25, 2020. This is the highest unemployment rate Americans face since the Great Depression. People and businesses have taken drastic measures to keep afloat. Several new laws and

EPA Approves 1-Bromopropane For Use in the Workplace

EPA Approves 1-Bromopropane For Use in the Workplace

  Written by Taher Kameli & Chathan Vemuri The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a final risk evaluation on the substance 1-Bromopropane (1-BP), as per the Toxic Substances Control Act.[1] It sought to inquire about the safety of 1-BP for general use and the environment.[2]  On August 11, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released this report.[3] Although it found that 16 out of 25 conditions of use presented an unreasonable risk to workers, occupational non-users, consumers and bystanders, the EPA still found that none of these conditions made 1-BP pose any unreasonable environmental risk or