At the time of this writing, it is clear that the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic is having and will continue to have a significant impact on the economy – effecting businesses of all kinds – particularly small businesses. To survive, there is an important lesson to remember: “Nobody ever regrets making fast and decisive adjustments to changing circumstances”; and changing circumstances is where small businesses find themselves right now. The current pandemic presents both operational and legal issues for small...Read More
Interim Advice to Washington Business Owners in the face of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.
In just a short period, Washington State has become an epicenter of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States. Responding rapidly to this emerging health crisis, the Federal government, the State of Washington, and various local authorities have taken actions to combat the spread of the disease that have a direct impact on the community; but also a particular set of significant impacts on businesses of all sizes. The general advice below is directed to small and medium sized business...Read More
State of Emergency Restrictions on Activities in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties in Effect Until March 31, 2020. In response to the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19, Washington State’s governor, Jay Inslee has issued a number of previous Proclamations: 20-05 (02-29-2020) (Declaring a State of Emergency), and 20-06 (03-10-2020)(Limiting Activities in the operation of Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities). Today, the governor issued Proclamation 20-07, which restricts in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties activities related to social, spiritual,...Read More
Email and texting make it easy to send quick responses. That reality is a double-edged sword. In emotionally charged moments, it is dangerously easy to respond or to vent about things using email and text messages, but my advice as a lawyer – don’t do it. This is particularly true for businesspeople. A person should always think about what they send via email or text as something that might be read aloud in court someday. That could be a chilling...Read More
February 13, 2020 Possinger Law Group Newsroom On February 12, 2020, King County Superior Court Judge, Suzanne Parisien, entered a Preliminary Injunction in the case of One Way Group, LLC v. CQD, LLC, et al. . The Preliminary Injunction effectively prevents Defendants, CQD, LLC and two other Individual Defendants from violating the terms of a Covenant Not to Compete that was part of a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the purchase of a business previously owned, in part by the...Read More