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Courts Get Creative to Restart Jury Trials Amid Pandemic

It was New Mexico’s first jury trial since the pandemic crippled the U.S. criminal justice system, and defense attorney Roberta Yurcic was nervous. The court had erected a plexiglass panel on the defense table as a shield against the coronavirus, …

Estate of Walmart Worker Who Died From COVID-19 Sues for Wrongful Death

The family of a Walmart Inc employee in Illinois who died after contracting COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, has filed a lawsuit accusing the retail giant of failing to adequately screen and protect workers. The lawsuit filed …

Amazon Hires 80,000, Adds Safety Precautions at Warehouses

Amazon.com Inc. said it has hired 80,000 people to help meet demand for online orders from people hunkered down during the pandemic and has stepped up safety precautions at its U.S warehouses. Dave Clark, Amazon’s logistics chief, said in a …

Montana Clinic Receives $10M Grant for Asbestos Screenings

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus says a Lincoln County clinic has secured a $10 million, four-year federal grant to screen people for asbestos-related disease. The Montana Democrat announced Monday that the Center for Asbestos Related Disease, also known as the CARD …