On June 29, 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court corrected 30 years of jurisprudence that had been wrongfully denying insurance coverage for construction defects. In Skanska USA Building Inc. v M.A.P. Mechanical Contractors, et al. the Court enforced what it properly regarded as plain policy language, and thereby opened the door to coverage. Kotz Sangster is proud to have represented the winning party, Skanska.
Changes are coming to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). U.S. House approves legislation; U.S. Senate convenes after June 1, 2020 to continue discussion.
Join us May 22 at 11 a.m. EDT for a complimentary webinar hosted with Michigan Bankers Association addressing common questions and concerns about bringing employees back into the workplace once "stay-home" orders have been lifted. Register today!
Governor Whitmer has issued Executive Order 2020-77 as it relates to Stay Home, Stay Safe, which has been extended to May 28, 2020, and steps the manufacturing industry must take in order to resume operations on May 11, 2020.
On Friday afternoon, May 1, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-70 allowing a return to the job site for construction workers. Contractors are advised to adopt best practices in order to protect the health and safety of all employees.
Kotz Sangster recently shared oral arguments with the Michigan Supreme Court on the scope of coverage available to contractors for property damage claims under a standard commercial general liability insurance policy. Kotz Sangster is proud to represent the contractor before the Court and are honored the Court accepted our application to hear the case.
To ensure the health of our team and in alignment with the guidance of the State of Michigan and CDC, Kotz Sangster has closed our physical offices across the state until it is safe to return. As we move forward, our attorneys and support staff will be working remotely, and you can rely on us for the same responsive service and strategic counsel that have earned the trust of hundreds of Michigan businesses for over 40 years.
On Friday, April 3, 2020, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-36 regarding employees and COVID-19.
The U.S. Dept. of Labor has issued additional guidance as to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) has been passed by the U.S. Senate and House and signed by President Trump.