COVID-19

490 ABA Journal COVID-19 articles.

Insurers rack up early wins in lawsuits over COVID-19 ‘business interruption’ coverage
Court decisions on "business interruption" coverage are so far favoring insurers as they fight claims for lost income during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chemerinsky: Will SCOTUS rulings help decide the 2020 presidential election?
There now have been six instances in which the U.S. Supreme Court has dealt with issues concerning COVID-19 and the election process. The court repeatedly has made clear that it does not want the federal courts changing the rules of an election, even when necessary to protect the right to vote in a pandemic.
Layoffs hit furloughed staffers at 2 BigLaw firms, lawyers and staffers at another
Updated: Layoffs are hitting workers at Baker McKenzie, Davis Wright Tremaine and Venable.
A flood of age discrimination lawsuits is expected from COVID-19 and the economic downturn

The novel coronavirus pandemic has raised unprecedented legal questions for U.S. employers and employees who are older than 40 or who have a medical disability. Labor and employment attorneys say they are receiving a flood of complaints and questions about layoffs, firings and recalls to the workplace.

How are things working out for 3 Utah law grads seeking diploma privilege?

Prior to this summer, Chase Wilde didn’t know how to file a court appearance. Thanks to the supervised practice requirement in the Utah Supreme Court’s temporary order for diploma privilege, he does now.

Afternoon Briefs: State files 100th lawsuit challenging Trump policies; 2 more firms reverse pay cuts

California files 100th suit against Trump administration

California and 21 other states have filed a lawsuit challenging a Trump administration rule that curtails the scope of environmental reviews conducted to…

Potential juror says he was put in COVID-19 ‘petri dish’ at jail for refusing to wear mask in court
A visiting judge in Great Falls, Montana, held a juror in contempt and sent him to jail last week for refusing to wear a face shield or a mask for a trial.
This law prof has been fighting off Twitter trolls during the coronavirus crisis
While Veena Dubal was adapting to working at home with three young children during the COVID-19 pandemic, the “reply guys” came after the California law professor on Twitter for her support of a 2020 state law that extends employee classification status to gig workers.
Lawsuit claims process server frightened family and failed to wear mask or social distance
Lawyers are asking a court to toss a lawsuit claiming that their process server startled a family and failed to take measures to protect against an infection with COVID-19.
Growing number of law firms at least partly roll back salary cuts
Salary cuts are easing for lawyers and staffers at many law firms that adopted austerity measures to controls costs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Afternoon Briefs: 3 online law schools get state accreditation; cop immobilization maneuver can be fatal

3 fully online law schools get California accreditation

On Friday, California accreditation was given to three online law schools—the Concord Law School at Purdue University Global, the Northwestern California University…

Stay on track with these time-tracking software tools for law firms

For most lawyers, capturing all of your billable time is a top priority. After all, many lawyers still charge by the billable hour, and if you won’t get paid for billable time if you fail to track it. This is even more important now that we’re in the midst of a pandemic, since cash flow is less predictable due to the impact of COVID-19.

General counsel of Fortune 500 company talks gratitude, empathy and a decade of lessons he learned
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Matt Fawcett, the general counsel of NetApp, a Fortune 500 cloud data services and data management company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
Law prof talks quarantine, war powers and second grade constitutional law
Teach what you know. That piece of wisdom came to mind when schools closed due to the coronavirus global pandemic in mid-March, and I suddenly had a new job: second grade home-schooler.
The Supreme Court’s ‘shadow docket’ is drawing increasing scrutiny

The U.S. Supreme Court’s “shadow docket” is coming in from the dark. The shadow docket has attracted growing scrutiny recently as President Donald Trump’s administration has repeatedly filed applications with the high court seeking emergency relief on a range of matters.

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