Many Virginia prosecutors have relief from their normally tight speedy-trial deadlines for bringing criminal defendants to justice under rulings from three influential courts. The decisions were prompted by the coronavirus outbreak. The federal courts of Virginia and the Fairfax County ...Read More »
COVID-19 was declared a nationwide pandemic on March 11. In a matter of weeks, the novel coronavirus became an all-consuming global crisis causing an unprecedented societal and business upheaval. Businesses have shut down. Workers have been let go. Remote working ...
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Virginia lawyers are frustrated as a shutdown of nearly all non-emergency court activity continued for a third week in courts throughout the state. Litigators – both civil and criminal – complained that matters that could readily be resolved with now-familiar ...Read More »
The coronavirus emergency relief package, which became law March 18, gives many American workers paid leave if they need to take time off work because of COVID-19. The legislation follows a first emergency funding bill, which allocated roughly $8 billion ...Read More »
Courts across Virginia have been forced to rapidly escalate their planning and communication processes over the past two weeks in an effort to avoid public gatherings and therefore to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, Rapidly changing policies and ...Read More »
Officials with Virginia courts and state bar groups were keeping a wary eye on developments as preparations intensified to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. As of March 12, 15 people in Virginia had tested ...Read More »