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New York state court officials on Tuesday announced that attorneys and other visitors will soon be required to submit to a body temperature check by officers at courthouse doors — if the thermometer reads over 100 degrees, no entry will be permitted.
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NY Courthouses To Check Body Temps: 100° Or Less To Enter

New York state court officials on Tuesday announced that attorneys and other visitors will soon be required to submit to a body temperature check by officers at courthouse doors — if the thermometer reads over 100 degrees, no entry will be permitted.

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Halkbank Case May Be A Slog In The COVID-19 Age

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Attorneys general for 15 states and the District of Columbia warned the Trump administration that an executive order to bypass vigorous environmental reviews for infrastructure projects would run afoul of emergency provisions in federal law, even considering the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2nd Circ. Sinks Airport Hotel Challenge To Chef's $1M OT Win

The operator of a hotel near New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport can't escape paying an ex-chef more than $1 million in his suit claiming he was shorted on overtime, after the Second Circuit refused Tuesday to "second-guess" the lower court's finding that he qualified for the pay. 

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Mexican Retailer Grupo Famsa Seeks To Exit Ch. 11 In August

Mexican retail chain Grupo Famsa told a New York bankruptcy judge Tuesday it already has a nearly 99% vote in favor of its prepackaged plan to swap out $59 million in notes for longer-term ones, and that it hopes to emerge from Chapter 11 by the middle of August.

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Sea Tow Says Ex-Franchise Used Ch. 11 For Fraud Scheme

Marine salvager Sea Tow Services on Tuesday told a New York federal judge that a pair of former franchisees and their son engaged in a fraudulent scheme to try to reclaim their terminated franchise agreement through an "orchestrated bankruptcy."

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Gov't Can't Hold Detainee Indefinitely Without Security Risk

A New York federal judge has ordered the federal government to release a Palestinian man indefinitely held in immigration detention after completing a terrorism-related prison sentence, ruling he poses no security risk and there is no legal basis to hold him.

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Skadden Steers $700M IPO For Goldman Sachs SPAC

A special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Goldman Sachs started trading Tuesday after raising $700 million in an initial public offering steered by Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.

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Key Defense Approaches To 'Other Similar Incident' Evidence

A New York state court's recent ruling in Marshall v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shows that, while product liability plaintiffs seek to use so-called other similar incident evidence to argue that manufacturers know their products are unsafe, defense counsel can successfully challenge such evidence, says Timothy Freeman at Tanenbaum Keale.

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Reinsurance Implications Of COVID-19 Biz Interruption Laws

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a state budget Monday that cuts $200 million in funding from the Golden State's court system, part of drastic measures taken to address an estimated $54 billion shortfall in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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