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A shutdown order that barred in-person dining was not a direct physical loss or damage to property covered by a "business interruption" insurance policy, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Sep 24, 2021 11:45 AM CDT
Few federal courts have reported that they are requiring COVID-19 vaccines for court workers, although an order this week requires the employees to report their vaccination status.
Sep 24, 2021 11:05 AM CDT
A continuing resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday would give $40 million in disaster aid to the Legal Services Corp. to support legal aid groups helping low-income Americans affected by extreme weather events.
Sep 23, 2021 12:51 PM CDT
Ohio lawyer Thomas Renz quickly gained prominence in conservative circles by challenging COVID-19 mandates in a series of lawsuits filed after he passed the bar exam in November 2019 on his fifth try.
Sep 20, 2021 6:10 PM CDT
For the July 2021 Multistate Bar Examination, which had 45,872 test-takers, the national mean scaled score was 140.4, according to a Wednesday news release
from the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
Sep 15, 2021 2:54 PM CDT
President Joe Biden’s plan to require businesses with more than 100 workers to require vaccinations or testing relies on a little-used provision of a 1970 law.
Sep 13, 2021 4:18 PM CDT
Jenner & Block has settled a rent dispute with the landlord for its Chicago building that stemmed from unused office space during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep 10, 2021 11:48 AM CDT
A Vermont lawyer accused of trying to knock down a social distancing sign and pulling out a gun should be suspended from law practice for nine months, according to the Vermont Professional Responsibility Board.
Sep 9, 2021 12:10 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it will resume in-person oral arguments when its term begins Oct. 4, but members of the public will not be allowed to be there.
Sep 9, 2021 10:35 AM CDT
New York has become the first state to extend its eviction moratorium since the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the federal ban on evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic late last month.
Sep 3, 2021 3:14 PM CDT
A federal judge has allowed a man who brought weapons to the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6 to leave Texas to help with Hurricane Ida relief in Louisiana.
Sep 2, 2021 10:28 AM CDT
A lawyer representing 17 defendants charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has made no contact with federal prosecutors since Aug. 23, and there has been conflicting information about his health, according to recent court filings from the acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.
Sep 2, 2021 9:51 AM CDT
More than 40% of the BigLaw firms that have announced plans to return to their offices are aiming for a Sept. 21 start date, according to a new analysis of data by legal technology company nQ Zebraworks.
Sep 1, 2021 10:46 AM CDT
As Hurricane Ida wanes but leaves thousands in need of rescue and millions without power, lawyers are among those surveying the damage from the storm and mobilizing to help those in need. One of those attorneys is Bill Hines.
Aug 31, 2021 3:13 PM CDT
The average case backlog for state and local courts across the United States increased by about one-third amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report
released this month from Thomson Reuters.
Aug 31, 2021 12:57 PM CDT