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Force Majeure and the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic, otherwise known as the Coronavirus, has brought an abrupt halt to everyday life for nearly all Ohioans. Ohio has implemented restrictive measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, limiting many Ohioans’ ability to travel, work, and enjoy the amenities of American life that we are so accustomed to. Along with the restrictive measures on individuals, came restrictions on businesses. Many businesses have been forced to temporarily close their doors and faced unprecedented challenges, including the ability to comply with contractual obligations. In facing contractual compliance issues, the concept of force majeure is at the forefront.
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Ohio Creates Office of Small Business Relief

In an effort to aid the nearly 950,000 small businesses within the State of Ohio during the current COVID-19 health crisis, Lt. Governor Jon Husted has announced the creation of the Office of Small Business Relief.
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Ohio Offers Liquor Buyback Program in Support of Distressed Bars and Restaurants

In conjunction with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's announcement that the Ohio Department of Health issued a Director's Order to close all Ohio bars and restaurants to in-person guests on Sunday, March 15, 2020, the Ohio Department of Commerce began offering a one-time liquor buyback program to lessen the financial blow caused by the closures.
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Closing Costs: The Great Unknown of Real Estate Transactions

Clients in real estate transactions often have questions about closing costs. What are they? How expensive can they be? How are they split between buyer and seller?
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Sweepstakes and Social Media

Many businesses use social media platforms to run advertisements, promotions and sweepstakes for their latest and newest product.  However, most businesses running these sweepstakes are unaware that each social media platform has their own rules and regulations that each sweepstakes with which they must comply.
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