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Federal assistance may prolong bankruptcy filings (access required)

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With businesses closed, employees furloughed and sales plummeting, there will almost certainly be an increase in bankruptcy filings as a result of the pandemic. But with the recent outpouring of federal financial support, attorneys say the uptick in “COVID-caused” bankruptcy ...

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Richmond firm collaborates with food bank

Breit Cantor worked with Primo’s Pizza to deliver approximately 50 meals to hospitals across the Virginia Beach and Norfolk areas.

Grocery stores weren’t the only businesses that were ransacked by anxious customers when the coronavirus outbreak began. Food banks across Virginia were wiped out by individuals eager to stock their pantries to avoid public interaction as the pandemic ensued. “People ...

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Local option: Face masks not required in all Virginia courts (access required)

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As Virginia courthouses reopen, jurisdictions disagree on whether or not face masks will be required upon entry. The Supreme Court of Virginia issued guidance stating that court officials are expected to take “reasonable steps” to protect public health as local ...

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Courts ease back into operation (access required)

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Taking things a step at a time, Virginia trial courts have again opened their doors to in-person hearings for non-emergency matters, to generally good reviews by lawyers around the state. Courthouse halls were quiet as files continued to pile up ...

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Shut down and shut out: Businesses seek insurance coverage for COVID losses (access required)

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Many businesses that shuttered because of the COVID-19 pandemic expected their business interruption insurance would provide some financial relief. But lawyers and insurance experts say it will be an uphill battle to obtain benefits without showing unusual circumstances. At least ...

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Virginia’s courts are preparing to reopen (access required)

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Courts across Virginia are again opening their doors for in-person hearings and trials. But officials say it will be anything but “business as usual” as courtrooms return to open proceedings. While the Supreme Court of Virginia has distributed a 16-page ...

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Attorney makes face shields with 3D printer

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As the number of Virginians testing positive for COVID-19 continues to climb, one Fairfax attorney is doing his part to help flatten the curve. In 2018, intellectual property lawyer Sal Bezos picked up a new hobby: 3D printing. Bezos initially had ...

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