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CFPB Issues Debt Collector Rule Tied To Federal Eviction Ban

By Jon Hill

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued an emergency rule Monday that could create liability for attorneys who engage in residential eviction proceedings for landlords if they take renters to court without informing them of their rights under a recently extended federal eviction moratorium.

Hotel Group Fights To Pin Apollo To €93M Funding Promise

By Paige Long

Apollo Capital Management cannot escape liability for the €93 million ($111 million) it promised to hand over for the purchase of a Spanish hotel before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the tourist sector, a hotels group told a London court Monday.

Ireland Insurers Estimate €430M Biz Interruption Payout

By Martin Croucher

Insurers expect to pay out €430 million ($517 million) in claims to companies in Ireland forced by the COVID-19 lockdowns to close temporarily after court rulings in favor of policyholders with business interruption insurance.

All NY Judges, Staff Must Return To Courthouses Next Month

By Frank G. Runyeon

New York on Monday ordered all judges and staff to report to state courthouses in-person by late May, more than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced government officials to largely shut down the physical halls of justice.

Florida Virtual Courtroom Directory Unifies Remote Access

By Nathan Hale

The Florida Supreme Court announced expanded and streamlined public access to remotely state court proceedings Monday through the Virtual Courtroom Directory, a website where users can find virtual hearings as well as livestreams of in-person trials and oral arguments.

Milbank Secures Wi-Fi Settlement For NYC Homeless Shelters

By Emily Lever

The city of New York on April 5 committed to providing all family shelters in the five boroughs with wireless internet to allow students housed in the shelter systems access to remote education during the pandemic, following a settlement obtained by attorneys from Milbank LLP and the Legal Aid Society.


Expert Analysis

WFH And DIY May Spell Uptick In Consumer Product Suits

With people spending more time at home during the pandemic, purchases of recreation equipment, home improvement supplies and other products rose — so manufacturers should take steps now to prepare for a likely increase in product liability litigation, say Jennifer Bullard and Dan Bauch at Bowman and Brooke.

States Must Factor Race In COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization

In order to ensure equity and efficiency in controlling the pandemic, states should use race as a factor in vaccine prioritization — and U.S. Supreme Court precedent on affirmative action and racial integration offers some guidance on how such policies might hold up in court, say law professors Maya Manian and Seema Mohapatra.

New Federal Aid Could Boost Tribal Access To Broadband

Michael Pryor and Melissa Thevenot at Brownstein Hyatt discuss some of the federal programs and funding opportunities that may alleviate the challenges rural tribal lands face in gaining broadband access.

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