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Viewpoint: In Case You Were Wondering, It’s Legal to Close State Borders

As national travel bans and local restrictions aimed at curtailing the spread of Covid-19 pile up, including an order for California residents to shelter in place, it’s time to ask whether bans on interstate travel would be lawful. In particular, …

U.S. Health Agency Suffers Cyber-Attack During Covid-19 Outbreak

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department suffered a cyber-attack on its computer system Sunday night during the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to three people familiar with the matter. The attack appears to have been intended to …

Want to Sue Because of a Coronavirus Quarantine? Good Luck

Unprecedented government restrictions being placed on public gatherings and personal behavior in the face of the coronavirus outbreak could eventually trigger civil rights challenges, but legal experts say they would be tough to win. “The idea that you’re going to …

Silver Lining For Some: Virus Shutdown Boosts China P/C Insurers

HONG KONG/BEIJING — Chinese non-life insurers are discovering a silver lining to the cloud spreading over China’s economic performance from the coronavirus outbreak — a sharp drop in car accident claims. Beijing’s efforts to contain the new coronavirus have included …

Coronavirus Motel Ignites Clash at Epicenter of Seattle Outbreak

What started as a bold plan to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the Seattle area is quickly devolving into a Nimby battle. Officials in King County, Washington, the epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S., said this week …

Virus Threatens to Unleash Lawsuits Against Global Business

The coronavirus has upended markets, disrupted supply chains and forced quarantines. It’s all fertile ground for lawsuits. Hospitals, restaurants, day care centers, nursing homes and hotels may face claims that they didn’t take adequate steps to protect people. Shareholders can …

CDC Cites Label Error in Mixup Involving Coronavirus Patient

SAN DIEGO — A labeling error caused a woman infected with the novel coronavirus to be mistakenly released from a hospital but the oversight was noticed as she was returning to a San Diego military base where more than 200 …

Measles Outbreak Triggers Quarantine at 2 Los Angeles Universities

LOS ANGELES — A nationwide measles outbreak has led health officials to quarantine dozens of people at two Los Angeles universities, officials said on Thursday. The quarantine affects the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and California State University, Los …