As stated in our previous blog post, on October 1, 2020, HHS announced it would be allocating an additional $20 billion as its Phase 3 General Distribution from the Provider Relief Fund (“PRF”) through the CARES Act. This Phase 3 General Distribution is intended for providers who were either excluded from the initial two (2) phases, or who were eligible under the first two (2) phases but require additional funding to cover ongoing financial losses incurred during the pandemic.  Time is running out for health care providers to apply to HHS for these funds. The application deadline for what may
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Around the time of the start of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic, Congress established the Provider Relief Fund (“PRF”) through the CARES Act in order to help providers who were financially damaged by COVID-19.  Through October 1, 2020, there were two (2) phases for general funding, and multiple targeted allocations. The Phase 1 General Distribution allocated $30 billion to eligible providers, and the Phase 2 General Distribution allocated $20 billion to eligible providers, to be distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”).  In addition to the general distributions, HHS also provided several targeted allocations, including to areas
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As anticipated, plaintiffs’ lawyers are advertising in various media forms for plaintiffs infected by COVID-19, and new COVID-19 personal injury lawsuits are being filed at a steady pace.  In recent lawsuits, for example, employees and customers are seeking to recover for financial and emotional damages caused by long-term COVID-19 symptoms and, in certain limited circumstances, even death. These developments suggest that companies are likely to see increased personal injury litigation alleging the transmission of COVID-19. The following paragraphs set forth certain common questions and considerations about COVID-19 litigation matters. If an employee sues for an alleged transmission of COVID-19 during
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