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Matrimonial Matters: Practicing family law in the age of COVID-19


Around a month ago lawyers got the news that under safety procedures to limit the spread of the coronavirus, New York now was requiring law firms to close their offices — most legal practices being considered “non-essential” businesses. The original ...

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Trump vows to ‘suspend immigration’ to US because of virus

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, April 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON — Returning to a divisive issue at a time of national crisis, President Donald Trump says he will sign an executive order “to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States” because of the coronavirus. “In light of the attack ...

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Doctors: Execution drugs could help COVID-19 patients


HOUSTON — Secrecy surrounding executions could hinder efforts by a group of medical professionals who are asking the nation’s death penalty states for medications used in lethal injections so that they can go to coronavirus patients who are on ventilators, ...

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Defiant Louisiana pastor arrested over coronavirus protest

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities arrested a pastor on an assault charge on Tuesday after he admitted that he drove his church bus toward a man who has been protesting his decision to hold mass gatherings in defiance ...

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Firms must prepare now for eventual reopening of work space

Kim Harding

New York is still weeks away from phasing in a restart of regular business activity, but companies need to decide now what their post COVID-19 workplace will look like. What percentage of your workforce will return immediately? Have you met ...

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Catholic Diocese sues Small Business Administration


The Catholic Dioceses of Rochester and Buffalo have filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Small Business Administration claiming they were improperly excluded from the agency’s Payroll Protection Program, which was created to provide relief to entities suffering financial hardship ...

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Judge doubts Kansas COVID-19 rule, blocks it for 2 churches


TOPEKA, Kan. — A federal judge signaled that he believes there’s a good chance that Kansas is violating religious freedom and free speech rights with a coronavirus-inspired 10-person limit on in-person attendance at religious services or activities and he blocked ...

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There’s more to business interruption insurance exclusions than mere words

Kevin English

Just because your business interruption insurance policy says you’re not covered for a virus-caused emergency shutdown, you would be wise to file a notice of claim anyway. That’s because the courts still may rule in your favor, according to Kevin ...

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Detained migrant with COVID-19 forced to call in to court

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HOUSTON — A detained immigrant who said he tested positive for COVID-19 was required to call in for a court hearing even after a guard said he was too weak to talk, his attorney said Thursday. When the judge asked ...

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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to serve out prison sentence at home

Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Donald Trump, testifies before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Matt McClain.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and longtime fixer Michael Cohen will be released from federal prison to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cohen is currently locked up at FCI ...

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