Read my lips: masks can discriminate against the hearing-impaired

Masks can help protect us from virus transmission, but they also risk socially isolating those who depend on lip-reading, leaving them unable to communicate.

Understanding California’s Unfair Competition Law

California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL) gives consumers robust protection against unscrupulous business owners.

Do business interruption insurance policies cover COVID-19 losses?

Do business interruption insurance policies cover COVID-19 losses? Some courts may hold that the answer is yes, according to a new Daily Journal article by Ryan McCarl and John Rushing.

COVID-19 and contract defenses

What are some possible defenses to COVID-19-related failures to perform under a contract?

COVID-19 business interruption insurance class action survives motion to dismiss

In an important ruling, U.S. District Judge Stephen Bough allowed a group of hair salons and restaurants to move forward with a class action for business interruption coverage based on COVID-19.

How businesses can manage COVID-19 legal risks

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses significant liability risk for businesses. In this update, Rushing McCarl will highlight a few of the issues that businesses should consider as they consider reopening to the public.