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$81.2B Rescue For Union Pensions Greenlit For COVID-19 Bill

By Emily Brill

A Senate official has confirmed that Congress can include a fix for the $81.2 billion union pension funding crisis in its coronavirus relief bill, which is moving through Congress via a special fast-tracked process reserved for budget-related legislation.

Remote Working Tips For Lawyer Trainees And Their Firms

By William Morris and Ted Landray

The prospect of joining a law firm during the pandemic can cause added pressure, but with a few good practices — and a little help from their firms and supervising attorneys — lawyer trainees can get ahead of the curve while working remotely, say William Morris and Ted Landray at King & Spalding.

NM Tribal Health Clinic Opens Amid Fight To Save Hospital

By Emma Whitford

The Pueblo of Laguna tribe on Tuesday opened a new community health center in central New Mexico, the proposal for which prompted the Indian Health Service to seek to downsize a local hospital, a plan currently stalled in federal court.

Chamber Urges WTO Not To Entertain Vaccine IP Waivers

By Andrew Karpan

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday warned the World Trade Organization's new director-general not to "distract" herself with proposals to suspend global intellectual property rules in order to distribute COVID-19 vaccines around the world.

Judge Says Ga. Dentist's Virus Coverage Suit Has No Teeth

By Shawn Rice

A Georgia dental practice had its lawsuit extracted Monday by a federal judge who found Cincinnati Insurance Co. doesn't have to cover the practice's COVID-19 related losses because there wasn't any direct physical loss or damage tied to its suspension of non-emergency procedures.

After J&J-Merck Deal, Biden Vows Vaccines For All By May 31

By Dave Simpson

President Joe Biden said Tuesday that a manufacturing partnership between Johnson & Johnson and Merck, arranged by activating the Defense Production Act, will boost coronavirus vaccine supplies enough by the end of May to jab every U.S. adult.


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Remote Working Tips For Lawyer Trainees And Their Firms

The prospect of joining a law firm during the pandemic can cause added pressure, but with a few good practices — and a little help from their firms and supervising attorneys — lawyer trainees can get ahead of the curve while working remotely, say William Morris and Ted Landray at King & Spalding.

3 Degrees Of Legalization Show True Prevalence Of Cannabis

The three degrees of state marijuana legalization regimes throughout the U.S. show that cannabis is only fully illegal in three U.S. states and one territory — not 14 states as some counts indicate — and even in those places, there are stirrings of change, says Julie Werner-Simon at Drexel University's Thomas R. Kline School of Law.

COVID-19 Insurance Issues To Watch In Civil Law Countries

A recent decision from a Spanish court of appeals shows that COVID-19 business interruption coverage disputes may not have outcomes that would be expected in common law countries, say Miguel Torres at Martínez-Echevarría & Rivera Abogados and José Umbert at Zelle.

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