Fed. Circ. Lets Attys Argue Remotely Due To COVID Fears

By Britain Eakin (September 21, 2021, 4:58 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday granted motions by attorneys in California and Arizona to appear remotely for October hearings in light of concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The court issued two orders saying Los Angeles-based Perry Goldberg of Progress LLP and Phoenix-based Maria Crimi Speth of Jaburg Wilk PC can present their arguments by videoconference. Tuesday's orders are the latest in a string of such orders permitting attorneys to appear remotely, consistent with the Federal Circuit's revised protocols after switching back to in-person arguments last month.

In his motion to appear remotely, Goldberg said traveling to Washington, D.C., for an...

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