SDNY To Resume Jury Trials, NYSBA President Joins Chief Judge at Monday’s Justice Gap Hearing

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has announced that jury trials can resume on Wednesday, Sept. 23 as part of phase three of their phased reopening plan.
According to a statement from Chief Judge Colleen McMahon in the Southern District of New York, they have prioritized the order of trials using agreed-upon criteria to select cases from among those for which trial dates were requested.

When COVID-19 went viral, were your privacy rights infected as well?

By Kenneth A. Linzer and Frances Strnad, from Linzer Law Group, a member of DRT International Law Firm & Alliance in Los Angeles, CA. “The novel coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic has forced tens of millions and possibly billions of people to adapt to a “new abnormal.” This new abnormal includes social distancing, working from home, wearing face masks in public, attending remote video meetings on technologies like Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype or Cisco Webex, to name just a few. Accompanying these adjustments, there has been a surge in the use of surveillance technologies and so-called contact-tracing apps by both employers and governments around the globe.

La fachada del litigio de demanda colectiva COVID-19 contra China en virtud de la Ley de Inmunidades Soberanas Extranjeras

En las últimas semanas, se han presentado al menos cuatro demandas colectivas en los tribunales de distrito federales de los Estados Unidos contra el gobierno de la República Popular de China (la “RPC” o “China”), todas relacionadas con la supuesta responsabilidad de China por daños y perjuicios, lesiones sufridas por la actual pandemia del COVID-19…

The legal implications of contact tracing in Chile

On February 26th, 2020, the first case of Covid 19 in Latin America was detected in Sao Pablo, Brazil. Countries throughout the region reacted by implementing a wide range of measures, reflecting national legislation, customs, and even ideology. The impact of those measures on personal privacy will have ongoing consequences throughout the region. One of the initiatives which have been most closely scrutinized is that of contact tracing…

The Façade of COVID-19 Class Action Litigation Against China Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

In recent weeks, at least seven class action lawsuits have been filed in federal district courts
throughout the United States against the government of the People’s Republic of China (the
“P.R.C.” or “China”), all relating to China’s alleged liability for damages and injuries sustained in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.