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COVID-19: The Government Contractor’s Guide to Compensable & Excusable Delays
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP, March 2020

  With the recent and rapid spread of COVID-19 in the United States, it is only a matter of time before government contractors experience contract-performance delays — whether ordered by the government or not — that inevitably will have a significant financial impact. Accordingly, federal contractors should prepare now for COVID-19-related contract delays and be prepared to establish that such delays are compensable as well as excusable. I...

Insurance Requirements: Tips to Navigate Insurance on Projects
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP, December 2019

  In the modern era, most construction contracts incorporate insurance requirements as a primary means to address the risk of unexpected occurrences that are inherent to the construction industry. Some insurance, like workers’ compensation coverage, may be required by law. Other insurance coverage may be required by a lender or other financing party in order to close on the construction loan for a project...

Up in Smoke: Lawsuits Pose Serious Threat to Vaping and Cannabis Industries
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP, November 2019

 This fall, an outbreak of lung illnesses allegedly related to vaping ignited public hysteria and legislative reactions in many states. The vaping and cannabis industries are already paying, and will continue to pay, high reputational and policy costs associated with these events, and the industries should also be aware that the widespread nature of reported injuries could lead to a substantial amount of costly mass tort litigation...

Insurance Services Organization Revises Policy Forms to Address Cannabis
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP, October 2019

The Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO), which develops standard insurance policy forms for use by insurers, recently released its first cannabis-related endorsements (Cannabis Endorsements) to the businessowner policy form. This new release provides five cannabis exclusion endorsements; two of the endorsements change property coverage for cannabis, and the other three endorsements change liability coverage for cannabis...

Regulators Release Updated Examination Procedures for Acceptance of Private Flood Insurance
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP, October 2019

  The final rule promulgated by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (Federal Reserve), the Farm Credit Administration, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Credit Union Administration, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) went into effect on July 1, 2019, to implement the portion of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act mandating regulated lending institutions to accept private flood insurance policies...



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