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Landlords are getting squeezed between tenants and lenders

Real estate investor Shad Elia poses outside one of his properties as tenant Krystal Dingler walks her dog, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Haverhill, Mass. Seven months after the pandemic began, landlords face an even more uncertain future. Elia says government stimulus benefits have allowed his hard-hit tenants to continue to pay rent. But now that those benefits have expired, tenants are falling behind on their payments, and Elia wonders how much longer his lenders will cut him slack. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

NEW YORK — When it comes to sympathetic figures, landlords aren’t exactly at the top of the list. But they, too, have fallen on hard times, demonstrating how the coronavirus outbreak spares almost no one. Take Shad Elia, who owns ...

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Wisconsin judge upholds mask order for enclosed spaces

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin judge on Monday allowed the state’s mask mandate to stand, rejecting an attempt by the Republican-controlled Legislature and a conservative law firm to overturn it, even as cases are spiking. The judge noted in his ...

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Federal judge: IRS can’t keep coronavirus money from inmates

BOISE, Idaho — A federal judge says the IRS can’t keep withholding coronavirus relief payments from incarcerated people, potentially clearing the way for at least 80,000 checks totaling more than $100 million to be sent to people behind bars across ...

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Lenders much prefer mortgage solutions over foreclosure

Real Estate Home Foreclosure Legal Notice And Keys

New York’s moratorium on residential foreclosures has been extended through the end of 2020, meaning borrowers who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic have extra time to remedy past-due mortgages. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the extension will ...

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Judge: Pennsylvania’s pandemic restrictions unconstitutional

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Gov. Tom Wolf’s pandemic restrictions that required people to stay at home, placed size limits on gatherings and ordered “non-life-sustaining” businesses to shut down are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV, who was appointed ...

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Texas court holds jury trial in traffic crime case over Zoom

DALLAS — A Texas court has launched what the state says is the nation’s first virtual jury trial in a criminal case. The case began Tuesday morning, with potential jurors popping onto the screen in a virtual Travis County courtroom ...

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Egg producer gouged prices when pandemic hit, lawsuit says

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country’s largest egg producers illegally inflated prices when the pandemic hit New York, taking in $4 million as it charged up to four times more per carton, state Attorney General Letitia James charged ...

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MCBA leaving Telesca Center


The Monroe County Bar Association next month plans to leave its space at the Telesca Center for Justice downtown as a result of financial burdens made worse by the COVID-19 outbreak. MCBA leadership in a letter to members on the ...

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