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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

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

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

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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Coronavirus: Hold music, noise wreck court hearing by phone

ATLANTA — It was a court hearing gone awry in the time of the coronavirus: Legal arguments in a lawsuit over gun carry licenses were repeatedly interrupted by hold music, background noise and failures of the mute button. And it ...

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Advocate’s View: The coronavirus and essential services

The events of the last few weeks bring to mind the curse, “May you live in interesting times.” The outbreak of COVID-19, and the resulting government action — shuttering large segments of our economy — has resulted in every business ...

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Domestic violence a concern during quarantine

Organizations and leaders worldwide in recent weeks have voiced fears that domestic violence will rise as the mental and emotional challenges of isolation begin to wear us down. U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres recently said that measures to curb domestic ...

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Detained immigrants plead for masks, protection from virus

HOUSTON — Elsy was on the phone in an immigration detention center when guards showed up with face masks and forms to sign. The asylum-seeker from El Salvador and others had resorted to tearing their T-shirts into face coverings after ...

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Judge: Alabama can’t prohibit abortion during pandemic

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A federal judge on Sunday ruled that Alabama cannot ban abortions as part of the state’s response to coronavirus. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued a preliminary injunction sought by clinics to prevent the state from forbidding ...

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Judge releases Michael Avenatti from jail over virus threat

LOS ANGELES — A judge has allowed Michael Avenatti to be temporarily freed from a federal jail in New York City and to ride out the coronavirus scare at a friend’s house in Los Angeles. The attorney, who rose to ...

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