Author: Ira Schwartz

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information Sheet: Borrowers

The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis.  All loan terms will be the same for everyone:The loan amounts will be forgiven as long as: The loan proceeds are used to cover payroll costs, and most mortgage interest, rent, and utility […]

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A Message to Our Clients and Friends Regarding the Paycheck Protection Program

In an effort to help small businesses affected by the Covid 19 outbreak Congress recently passed new laws. While several new programs have been launched, we wanted to make our client’s aware of the new Paycheck Protection Program just enacted. This program may help many small businesses around the country, including many of our clients. This program […]

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Expansion of the Family Medical Leave Act Due to COVID-19

Congress recently passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”), expanding the provisions of the Family Medical Leave Act, to deal with the impact of the Covid-19 virus. This new law is effective on April 2nd. The purpose is to provide extended paid sick leave for those affected by the current Pandemic.     How It […]

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A Message Regarding Covid-19

A Message to Our Clients and Friends Regarding Covid-19 We are all aware of the concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus worldwide. Of course, we are all focused on taking care of our family, friends, employees and clients as this situation develops. At this time, our office remains open and functioning during regular business […]

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Center for Auto Safety v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

In the recent case of Center for Auto Safety v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, the Arizona Court of Appeals explained the legal standard applicable when a court evaluates a request to terminate a protective order sealing documents.

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Supreme Court Says Prohibition Against Scandalous Trademarks Violates First Amendment

On June 24, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling holding that the Lanham’s Acts provisions preventing the registration of trademarks that are immoral or scandalous violates the First Amendment. In Iancu v. Brunetti, the Supreme Court specifically directed the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to allow the registration of the term FUCT for […]

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Cellphone Privacy

Limits to the Government’s Power to Search Cell Phones

Recently, a U.S. Magistrate Judge issued an Order explaining that there are limits to the Government’s power to search cell phones pursuant to a search warrant. In a sealed case in Oakland, California, the Government sought a search warrant allowing federal authorities to search a house, and to obtain the cell phones of everyone in the […]

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