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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

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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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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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