2021 Mid-Year Review—Courts Resuming In-Person Civil Jury Trials

At the beginning of the year, the Asbestos Case Tracker published its 2020 Year in Review 2021 Judiciary Outlook. As we have just passed the mid-year mark, the Asbestos Case Tracker seeks to update its readers as to the status of the courts and the outlook of the judiciary into the second half of 2021.

Jury trials posed a unique set of issues to chief judges and court administrators throughout the country because of the amount of people needed to assemble in the courthouse. …

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Promising Developments in Clinical Mesothelioma Vaccine Trials

Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of the public in countless ways, claiming the lives of over half a million Americans. Individuals with underlying health issues, including patients with mesothelioma and other cancers, are at an increased risk of complications from COVID-19. However, in the past few months, great strides have been made with the development, approval, and administration of vaccines that target COVID-19, and the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation urges those receiving mesothelioma immunotherapy to get the COVID vaccine …

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Impact of COVID-19 on the United States Court System

Thousands of new coronavirus cases are being identified across the United States each day. Since March, America has seen hundreds of thousands of people testing positive, resulting in thousands of deaths, to date.

In response to public health guidance related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), many U.S. courts (state and federal) have been forced to adjust their operations.  Changes to court operations are being made on a rolling basis, with changes being made day to day, on a state by state basis, with different guidelines on a …

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