During this pandemic and its aftermath, Dean Law Firm stands ready to help you, your businesses, and your communities in any way we can.  We will update this page regularly as more information becomes available.  

Dean Law Firm Continues to Serve Its Existing Clients

Although it seems like a vast majority of the world has shut down or struggled to adapt to various stay at home orders, Dean Law Firm continues normal business operations.  For our clients, please check out our blog post here to see how we are equipped and actively working during this time.

Business Consultations Can Answer Important Questions

Dean Law Firm immediately began researching the  problems and unique issued faced by local businesses in the light of the stay-at-home orders.  If your business has been affected at all by the stay-at-home orders and COVID-19, read how your insurance policy may cover business interruption.   Business interruption claims are being categorically denied, as most policies have specific exclusionary language.  You won't know, though, until you get a complete copy of the policy and consult with a knowledgeable attorney.

Businesses also need to take a look at other contracts for potential liability and "escape clauses."  These clauses are typically referred to a "force majeure" clauses and allow for the cancellation of the contract if performance becomes impossible.  Think about all the contracts you have - e.g. facility leases, equipment leases, contract workers, and outside vendors to name a few.  If you are closed or your business is reduced due to the virus and stay-at-home orders, you may not be able to afford to continue to pay under these contracts.  Likewise, other companies and person may not be able to perform their part on the contracts.  Each contract is interpreted based on its own terms to determine whether you have a viable reason to cancel or not perform.  Dean Law Firm is experienced in litigation and evaluating these types of contracts and is offering free initial consultations.

Current News

Dean Law Firm stays on top of the latest news storeis involving the pandemic and your legal rights.  Here are a few articles that may interest you:

Lawsuit Needn't Block Recovery, Wall Street Journal

Stay Shut Down or We'll Sue, Wall Street Journal

As 11 residents dies ov COVID-19, College Station care home left families guessing, Houston Chronicle

Coronavirus Deaths in U.S. Nursing, Long-Term Care Facilities Top 10,000, Wall Street Journal

Restaurants v. Insurrs Shapes Up as Main Event in D.C. Lobbying Fight, Wall Street Journal

Stay safe and healthy!

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