Employer Liability and Defense: COVID-19 Litigation in California

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The world has been turned inside-out by the continued spread of the novel coronavirus. Millions of families have suffered the death of a loved one or watched their livelihoods slip away. The United States has been unwittingly center stage in the COVID-19 global health crisis. With mandatory quarantines, widespread business closures, and questionable stimulus efforts […]

The Difference Between Nondischargeable Debt & Dischargeable Debt

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While Chapter 7 bankruptcy will allow filers to erase qualifying debt, nondischargeable debts can’t be eliminated by filing for bankruptcy. Qualifying debts include past-due credit card balances, unpaid medical bills, and personal loans, amongst others. The U.S. bankruptcy code won’t forgive debts like student loans, income tax debt, or legal fines. Those are considered nondischargeable […]

List of Banks & Creditors Offering COVID-19 Financial Relief

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The spread of the coronavirus has crippled working Americans and put their financial future in jeopardy. As the nation begins to reopen, much uncertainty still lingers. The United States government rolled out stimulus checks and small business loans, and state unemployment programs have offered added relief until the end of July. Banks and creditors have […]

What You Should Do With Your Stimulus Check

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On March 27th the United States government passed the CARES Act. The Senate approved a $2 trillion stimulus bill to keep the economy afloat and sustain Americans’ immediate needs amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Unemployment claims have skyrocketed and broken previous records. In the last two months alone, more than 26 million people have filed […]

Proposed California Senate Bill That Could Help Small Business Owners

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On May 22nd The California Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a piece of legislation that would allow small businesses like restaurants and bars to renegotiate the terms of their leases and rental agreements if they have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus shutdowns.  Senate Bill 939 would grant small business owners the ability to modify their […]