As the Coronavirus pandemic further envelops the United States, many state and local governments enacted stay in place restrictions which limit routine personal and business activities. Despite those orders, a myriad of courts, both state and federal, remain open subject to emergency orders impacting existing and future civil litigation.
Due to a lack of uniformity, it is imperative to carefully review and understand each court’s emergency procedures and to consider how to proceed if any of those procedures might exceed the court’s authority. Suffice it to say that, due to the massive societal disruption caused by the Coronavirus, court procedures will continue to change and everything will take longer.
For more information about recommended steps, please contact your Foley relationship partner. For additional web-based resources available to assist you in monitoring the spread of the coronavirus on a global basis, you may wish to visit the CDC and the World Health Organization.
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