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Company accused of saying product could lower COVID-19 risk

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia company falsely claimed a vitamin D product it was selling could lower the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19, federal prosecutors said. Matthew Ryncarz and his company Fusion Health and Vitality, which operated as ...

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Wave of evictions expected as moratoriums end in many states

BALTIMORE — Kelyn Yanez used to clean homes during the day and wait tables at night in the Houston area before the coronavirus. But the mother of three lost both jobs in March because of the pandemic and now is ...

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Liability immunity proposals raise concerns for lawyers

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As Congress continues negotiations on the next federal relief package, Republicans are pushing legislation that would provide immunity for businesses from COVID-19 liability lawsuits. The American Bar Association hasn’t taken an official stance on the matter, but there are plenty ...

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Legal Loop: Zoom court hearing tips from the Boston Bar Association

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It’s the end of July 2020, and we’re months into the COVID-19 crisis with no end in sight. As surges occur across the country, working remotely has become commonplace for most members of the legal profession. Because of that, court ...

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Robert Durst murder trial to resume in 2021 because of virus

Real estate heir Robert Durst sits during a long-awaited appearance in a courtroom in Los Angeles on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Durst pleaded not guilty to murder Monday in the death of a friend who authorities said Durst wanted to keep from talking to investigators looking into the disappearance of his first wife. (Kevork Djansezian/Pool Photo via AP)

LOS ANGELES — The California murder trial of New York real estate heir Robert Durst is scheduled to resume before a jury in April after the multimillionaire rejected an offer Friday to let a judge decide his fate sooner. The ...

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Georgia governor backs out of hearing on Atlanta mask order

ATLANTA — Georgia’s governor has withdrawn a request for an emergency hearing in a lawsuit that aims to block the state’s largest city from ordering people to wear masks in public or imposing other restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Judge orders Michael Cohen to be released from prison

FILE - In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, speaks as he departs after testifying before a closed-door session of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill,  in Washington.  Cohen sues the Trump Organization, on Thursday, March 7, saying he is owed $1.9 million.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

NEW YORK — A judge ordered the release from prison of President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer on Thursday, saying he believes the government retaliated against him for planning to release a book about Trump before November’s election. Michael Cohen’s ...

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Matrimonial Matters: Tips for online practice of family law

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Online resources in family law practice have been available for several years. However, the fact that lawyers must make use of them because of COVID-19 concerns has pushed many of us out of our comfort zone. I freely admit that ...

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COVID-19 adds challenges to legal requirements for special education

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An attorney with Harris Beach PLLC is using her wide-ranging professional expertise to help school districts navigate the challenges they are facing with meeting students’ special education needs during the COVID-19 outbreak. “COVID changed everything for school districts,” said Anne ...

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