Tag Archives: covid-19

Judge orders city to offer remote hearings

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State Supreme Court Justice Ann Marie Taddeo has ordered city officials to offer remotely conducted hearings and depositions for individuals filing claims against the city until the COVID-19 pandemic is over. The New York City law firm Roth & Roth ...

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Judge rejects motions for compassionate release

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U.S. District Court Judge David G. Larimer has denied requests from four prison inmates seeking release because of COVID-19. In separate motions, the defendants — Albert M. Ranieri, Steve Gray, Tremec Jeffries, and Chris Kimball — all sought to be ...

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Federal inmate granted compassionate release

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A federal judge has freed a prison inmate because of COVID-19 concerns. Defendant Artfaber Swails, 47, claimed he has “significant medical conditions that make him especially susceptible to serious consequences should he contract the virus.” Swails also claimed that Federal ...

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New court will address pandemic-related evictions

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Court officials and local leaders have announced a new effort to help tenants facing possible eviction because of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello, U.S Rep. Joe Morelle, Seventh Judicial District Administrative Judge Craig Doran, and ...

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NYSBA publishes book on ‘virtual lawyering’

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The New York State Bar Association has published a new guide to “virtual lawyering.” The new guide was created to help attorneys adjust to changes necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 341-page book, titled Virtual Lawyering: A Practical Guide, includes ...

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COVID-19 challenges prisons

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a dramatic impact on the criminal justice system, not just in terms of modifying the way court appearances are handles, but how sentences are affected. There have been numerous motions from federal prison inmates ...

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COVID-19 release denied

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Two federal inmates have had their requests to be freed because of COVID-19 denied. Michael Herman, 38, who is now being held at the Seneca County Jail, filed a motion to be released pending sentence because of the pandemic. On ...

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Federal inmate freed to avoid COVID-19

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A federal judge has freed one prison inmate out of concerns over COVID-19, while denying another inmate’s request to be released before sentencing. In December 2019, Janet Flores pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ...

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Inmate released because of COVID-19

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A federal judge has freed one prison inmate because of COVID-19 and denied another inmate’s motion to be released. Donald McKinney, who has served only 18 months of a 10-year prison sentence on drug charges, had his request for compassionate ...

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