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Crime Drops in Lockdown, Domestic Violence Risk Climbs

With more than two-thirds of the U.S. population ordered to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s tougher for burglars to find an empty house to target. But the cooped-up residents seem more likely to fight each other. That’s what …

Viewpoint: Keeping Your Cases Moving During the COVID-19 Crisis

Many subrogation professionals will find themselves working from home in the near future. While much can be accomplished from a computer keyboard, there are certain activities essential to investigating and litigating subrogation files which are going to mandate a creative …

Coronavirus Is Delaying Vital Safety Work Across Oil and Gas

The , is delaying vital maintenance across the oil and natural gas industries in Europe and North America. Restrictions on the numbers of contractors on rigs, pipelines and production sites are forcing companies to delay work that’s been planned for …

Bosses Panic-Buy Spy Software to Keep Tabs on Remote Workers

The email came from the boss. We’re watching you, it told Axos Financial Inc. employees working from home. We’re capturing your keystrokes. We’re logging the websites you visit. Every 10 minutes or so, we’re taking a screen shot. So get …

Viewpoint: Observations on Climate and Pandemics

Climate and Pandemics COVID-19 is a slowly unfolding catastrophe that poses a serious threat to humanity worldwide. Unlike a tornado, hurricane, or even flood, it is hard to say when the event will end. Unlike heat waves and droughts, it …

Another Restaurant Files Suit to Force Coverage for Virus Shutdown

Two California restaurants has filed a lawsuit against a unit of The Hartford, seeking a declaration that the owner’s commercial insurance policy covers losses caused by a statewide business shutdown ordered to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The lawsuit filed …

Coronavirus-Related Crimes Capitalize on Global Fear, Panic

WASHINGTON — Thieves steal surgical masks. A clinic sells fake COVID-19 tests. Hate groups encourage sick members to infect law enforcement officers. Imposters pose as public health officials. Con artists peddle fake cures and financial scams. As the coronavirus pandemic …

U.S. Corporate Crisis Bailouts May Prove Bonanza For Insider Trading, New Study Warns

WASHINGTON/BOSTON — White-collar crime prosecutors and defense attorneys are likely to be busy following a massive economic stimulus package from the U.S. Congress aimed at mitigating the fallout from the coronavirus, according to a new academic study of insider trading. …

As Coronavirus Hits Memorial Services, U.S. Funeral Homes Struggle to Adapt

SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. funeral homes are adapting their businesses to social distancing and the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Like companies across the United States, funeral homes and mortuaries are limiting contact with customers in order to avoid spreading the highly …

Paul Tudor Jones Sees Regular Virus Testing, Isolation In Future

Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones said workers in the U.S. should start thinking about resuming a different kind of life after the worst of Covid-19 — one with widespread testing and periodic self-isolation. The legendary trader and hedge fund manager, who …

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