As the country’s hospitality industry continues to open up, we at MMB have been inundated with questions about mask policies and vaccination statuses. Specifically, in the face of a rising delta variant — but no state or federal mask mandates — restaurant owners want to know: can I have a mask policy, and if so, . . .
Question: Can I use my insurance coverage for COVID-19? During these uncertain times, the restaurant and foodservice landscape is evolving quickly, sometimes daily. So what does this mean for the losses incurred by these businesses and the prospect of insurance claims related to these closures? That question is the subject of intense debate in many . . .
Recently we have seen a noticeable uptick in so-called American’s with Disability Act (“ADA”) “Drive-by” suits. These suits are labeled as such because plaintiffs often ride around neighbors and areas looking for ADA violations and then catalogue the alleged violations of the ADA via photographs. These business owners usually must fix any non-compliant issues (sometimes . . .