Public Justice

Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Judicial Emergency Order, Amended Re Remote Proceedings and Public Access (Issued April 22, 2020)

Orders that all in-person proceedings and deadlines between March 23 and May 15 be stayed through May 18, including jury trials. Stays deadlines in court rules, scheduling orders, and administrative rules through May 18, and extends statutes of limitations set to expire between March 23…

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Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Temporary Order Re Civil Litigation and Remote Depositions (Issued April 24, 2020)

Among other things, makes provisions for written discovery to be conducted; Permits depositions to be taken remotely and clarifies W.Va. R. Civ. P. 28 and 29 to expressly permit remote attendance by court reporters. Suspends requirement that stipulation or court order are required for remote…

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Texas Supreme Court First Emergency Order re Covid 19 (Issued March 13, 2020)

Allows all Texas courts to suspend all deadlines and procedures for specified time, permit any hearing, deposition, or other proceeding to occur remotely, consider as evidence sworn statements or testimony taken remotely, extend statutes of limitation, and more; effective March 13-May 8, 2020. Texas Supreme…

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Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Western District Extending Prior Orders (April 1, 2020)

Extends prior orders through April 30, 2020: Pennsylvania courts remain closed to the public. The use of teleconference and videoconference technology to conduct court proceedings remains authorized and encouraged. Alternate means of filing writs for tolling statutes of limitations are to remain available, and time…

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