COVID-19 and the Service Industry—BarFly (Hopcat) Files for Chapter 11

Potentially more than any other sector, the food and beverage industry has been devastated by the social, physical, and economic side effects of the spread of COVID-19.  For roughly three months, restaurants and bars, which are dependent upon in-person service, were effectively precluded from servicing their clientele, resulting in massive declines in revenue and, for […]

Covid-19 & The Impacts On Commercial Contracts

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Whitmer issued an executive order that ordered Michigan residents to stay at home absent a need to engage in actions or services that are necessary to sustain or protect life beginning Tuesday, March 26, 2020.  The order, deemed a “stay-at-home” order, will significantly affect businesses, small and big […]

How Michigan’s COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order Impacts You

On March 23, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer exercised her powers under the Emergency Management Act, MCL 30.403(1)-(2), and issued Executive Order No. 2020-21 in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. The Order, deemed a “stay-at-home order,” is a “temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life.” The […]