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Category Archive: Coronavirus

Cruise Ship Passengers Allege Coronavirus Misconduct

Cruise Ship Passengers Allege Coronavirus Misconduct

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Princess Cruise Lines knew that several people aboard the Grand Princess were infected with the coronavirus COVID-19, yet the ship set sail for Hawaii anyway, according to court documents. An earlier coronavirus outbreak on the Diamond Princess put the company on notice that there was a problem, the plaintiffs allege. Therefore, when individuals on the…Read the article
Coronavirus Triggers Partial Judicial Shutdown

Coronavirus Triggers Partial Judicial Shutdown

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The coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic triggers partial judicial shutdown via scheduling changes throughout the Empire State. Apart from criminal trials if the defendant is in custody, until further notice, there will be no jury trials in New York except for those already underway. The partial judicial shutdown due to the coronavirus also applies to most…Read the article
Family Safety During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Family Safety During the Coronavirus Outbreak

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A few short weeks ago, the Coronavirus or COVID-19 primarily only affected people in places that most New Yorkers (including many people in this office) would be hard-pressed to find on a map. Then, there was a case in the Tri-State area, followed by another and then another. Next, the unthinkable happened. The number of…Read the article
Coronavirus and Your Job

Coronavirus and Your Job

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As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak spreads, people who have jobs are worried about contracting the virus at work or during their commutes. Generally, if employees cite coronavirus concerns and refuse to come to work, employers can legally terminate them. Working from home is not a fundamental right even under the Americans with Disabilities Act. However,…Read the article
Coronavirus: Updates and Facts

Coronavirus: Updates and Facts

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On Friday, officials in Washington State, Oregon, and California reported coronavirus disease 2019 infections among individuals who had not been traveling overseas or had any known contact of someone who might be infected. These three cases- a Seattle high school student, an Oregon elementary school employee, and a Santa Clara woman with a compromised immune…Read the article
Current Coronavirus Crisis Might Just Be the Beginning

Current Coronavirus Crisis Might Just Be the Beginning

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Some experts predict that the COVID-19 virus might be infinitely more dangerous than the early 2000s SARS outbreak which killed 800 people and infected about 8,000 others. The warning came as the casualty count in China continues to climbed to 2,700 infections and 80 deaths. According to models, the number of domestic infections could reach…Read the article