Tag Archives: COVID-19

Stay-at-home order leaves appellate counsel generally unscathed

Cary J. Hansel III, the pet owners’ attorney, praised the appellate court for departing from ‘the old view’ that pets are no different from household property. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

The Maryland governor’s stay-at-home order and court closings that have stunned the general populace and largely stymied trial attorneys have left appellate counsel largely unscathed, as their research, writing and argument preparation are generally accomplished indoors and in private. “In ...

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Brown and Swadow: Will insurers cover business interruption claims?


With all but essential businesses shuttered in Maryland, and with revenue streams drying up, executives throughout the state are now reading up on their commercial policies to see if they might be covered for the calamity that is COVID-19. A ...

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Virus disrupts pregnancy plans, raises anxiety and questions


Some pregnant women fear giving birth with no loved ones by their side. Others worry about getting sick with COVID-19 and not being able to hold their newborns. The coronavirus pandemic has injected anxiety and uncertainty to an already stressful ...

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Judges slow abortion bans in Texas, Ohio, Alabama amid virus

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds speaks to the press during a news conference on Sunday, March 29, 2020, about the coronavirus COVID-19 and the state's response from the State Emergency Operation Center in Johnston, Iowa. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP, Pool)

Federal judges on Monday temporarily blocked efforts in Texas and Alabama to ban abortions during the coronavirus pandemic, handing Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers a victory as clinics across the U.S. filed lawsuits to stop states from trying to shutter them during the outbreak.

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