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U.S. Courts for the District of Montana Administrative Order 20-18 Re: Public Access and Court Operations (Issued April 10, 2020)

Extends prior orders, keeping federal courthouses closed through May 29. All jury trials and related pretrial conferences through May 29 are vacated and will be reset. All other pending deadlines remain in place. Judges may continue to hold non-jury proceedings on a case-by-case basis. Use…

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Supreme Court of Wisconsin Order on Remote Hearings during COVID-19 Pandemic (issued March 22, 2020)

With some exceptions, requires all judges, court commissioners and court clerks to use available technologies including e-mail, teleconferencing, and video conferencing in lieu of in-person courtroom appearances; suspends all court rules that would impede such practice. Supreme Court of Wisconsin Order on Remote Hearings during…

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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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