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Since our last report on the state of litigation under COVID-19, the disease continues to spread throughout the country and impact all aspects of American life. That report can be found here. We hope that you and your loved ones are well and remain safe.
Courts across the country continue to strive to balance protecting health and safety while continuing to administer justice. Many courts in areas that are deeper into the pandemic cycle, such as those on the coasts, in Chicago and other metropolitan areas, are amending earlier orders to continue to limit their functions to essential or emergency matters and also addressing how litigation can best and appropriately move forward. Many courts in regions more recently experiencing an initial spike of COVID-19 cases are promulgating orders similar to those issued by courts in areas that experienced peaks earlier.
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