Coronavirus: Florida Keys set to close to visitors beginning Sunday night

Effective Sunday, March 22, at 6 p.m., the Florida Keys and all lodging establishments on those islands will close to visitors until further notice.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Audible Is Now Offering Free Audiobooks For Kids Stuck At Home During Coronavirus Pandemic

(CNN) — Parents, rejoice. As schools and workplaces close due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving many parents at home with their kids all day, Amazon has offered a small reprieve. Starting Saturday, audiobook service Audible — which is owned by Amazon — is offering free streams on a select number of children’s stories across six languages to keep kids “dreaming, learning, and just being kids,” its website said. The service will be available for as long as schools are closed, it said. The books...
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Hollywood Landmark Magic Castle Lays Off 189 Employees After Coronavirus Closures (EXCLUSIVE)

Los Angeles landmark Magic Castle has laid off almost all of its staff, as the spread of coronavirus affects businesses nationwide, Variety has learned. The members-only club pink slipped 189 employees on Saturday, insiders said, and will operate on a skeletal staff of nine to maintain the historic Hollywood clubhouse, which sits just behind the […]
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United States: Coronavirus Updates: USPTO Suspends In-Person Meetings And Closes To The Public - Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P

Parties will receive further instructions on how to participate by video or telephone in advance of the interview, hearing, or meeting.
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Gibraltar: HM Treasury Consults On Market Access Arrangements Between UK And Gibraltar - ISOLAS

The UK Government has released a consultation to further strengthen its strong and enduring relationship with Gibraltar as a result of both jurisdictions leaving the European Union (EU).
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Gibraltar: International Tax Conference Asks, ‘Technology: Friend Or Foe'? - ISOLAS

Stuart Dalmedo, a Senior Associate at ISOLAS LLP, attended the AIJA International Association of Young Lawyers annual tax conference in Malta.
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Canada: Calm Leadership - Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP

The past month or so – and in particular the last week – all of us have experienced some very wild changes, volatility and surprises.
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Turkey: Insights As To Turkish Copyright Law - Gun + Partners

Copyright protection is mainly regulated under Turkish Intellectual and Artistic Works Law No. 5846 (referred to as Law No. 5846 hereafter).
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Turkey: Scope Of Protection Of Weak Marks In Turkey - Gun + Partners

In a decision published on 18 December 2019, the Turkish Court of Cassation (COC) ruled that trade marks inspired by descriptive words
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UK: Commercial Contracts – The Force Majeure Clause - Taylor Vinters

In real terms, businesses are already feeling the effects of employee shortages, work-place closures and disrupted supply chains.
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UK: Budget Commitment To Implement Basel Standards And Updated Investment Firms Prudential Regime - Herbert Smith Freehills

The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the 2020 Budget to Parliament on 11 March 2020. This includes a package of related policy documents
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United States: Canceled Live Events – Is Coronavirus A Force Majeure Event? - Pryor Cashman LLP

A force majeure clause in a contract defines the scope of events that might excuse nonperformance by a party.
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Spain: Employment Issues Resulting From COVID-19 Outbreak – A Spanish Perspective - Dentons

The Royal Decree-Law 6/2020, of March 10, which adopts certain urgent economic measures for the protection of public health entered into force March 12, 2020, ...
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What You Need to Know Today About the Virus Outbreak

The death toll from the global coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 13,000 people worldwide and sickened more than 292,000.
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Spain: Construction Law Issues Resulting From COVID-19 Outbreak – A Spanish Perspective - Dentons

Due to the strict deadlines and responsibilities of each party, one of the industries most affected by COVID-19 is the construction industry.
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17 Employees, 21 Inmates Test Positive For Coronavirus In NYC Jails

In addition to the 38 people who tested positive for COVID-19, 58 more are being monitored in contagious disease units.
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UK: Schools Warned Over Use Of Pupil Photos - Wrigleys Solicitors

The Information Commissioners Officer (ICO) has recently issued reprimands to two schools.
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China's virus strategy: a model for the world?

The head of the World Health Organization believes China's battle with the coronavirus offers a beacon of hope, but others question whether Beijing's strategy can be followed by other countries -- particularly Western democracies. China has reported only one new local infection over the past four days, a seemingly remarkable turnaround given the chaos that surrounded the initial outbreak in the city of Wuhan. While some experts caution against accepting Beijing's figures at face value, WHO chi...
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Water saving an important but ignored weapon in solving climate crisis, says UN

On World Water Day, the UN says conservation is a ‘virtuous circle’ in the fight against global heatingUsing water more efficiently in everything from daily life to agriculture and industry would help reduce planet-warming emissions and curb climate change – a potential benefit that has yet to be widely recognised.In a report issued on World Water Day on Sunday, UN agencies said global warming would “affect the availability, quality and quantity of water for basic human needs”, threatening the r...
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Poor water infrastructure is greater risk than coronavirus, says UN

On World Water Day, UN warns that more than half the global population lacking access to safely managed sanitationDecades of chronic underfunding of water infrastructure is putting many countries at worse risk in the coronavirus crisis, with more than half the global population lacking access to safely managed sanitation, experts said as the UN marked World Water Day on Sunday.Good hygiene – soap and water – are the first line of defence against coronavirus and a vast range of other diseases, ye...
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UK: Fundraising Resolutions: Three Steps To Start Your Year The Right Way - MJ Hudson

Veganuary? Meatless "meat" balls are all the rage…Dry January? My local pub is offering dry white wine and dry London gin, to help, in a way… New Year, New You?
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UK: Current Opportunities And Trends In Real Estate Investing – January 2020 - MJ Hudson

Investor appetite for alternatives remains strong as the sustained low interest rate environment since the financial crisis, coupled with global growth concerns, trade war tensions, dovish central bank polices, and ...
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UK: Relief At Any Cost?: Fees In Tax-Advantaged Investing. Part I – Defining The Landscape – January 2020 - MJ Hudson

Welcome to the first article in a series where we will look into the fees charged across the tax-advantaged market.
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Traffic Stop On Stolen Car Leads To Arrest Of Suspected Bank Robber In El Dorado County

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) – The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said they made an arrest in connection with a series of bank robberies that occurred in the area. The sheriff’s office said deputies on Friday got a hit on a stolen license plate that belonged to a stolen vehicle connected to the robberies. Deputies identified the driver as Joseph Eberhardt. MORE: Deputies Searching For 2 Suspects In 2 Separate US Bank Robberies In El Dorado County Eberhardt initially gave a fake name, deputies sai...
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Half of NBA and NHL coronavirus cases are linked to Staples Center. What happened?

At least eight athletes who played in Staples Center on March 10-11 have contracted the coronavirus. Here is the story of the last four days inside the arena.
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UK: Will The Roaring Twenties Return? What's New In Money Laundering Regulations? - MJ Hudson

The 1920s were known as the "Roaring Twenties" and it was a decade of two halves, starting with relative prosperity, following the First World War but progressing to rising unemployment, precipitating the Great Depression of the 1930s.
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United States: CFIUS Introduces Filing Fees - Cooley LLP

In a sweeping change, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States will soon require parties to transactions to pay filing fees in connection with certain CFIUS filings.
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UK: UK Budget 2020 - Key Tax Measures - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the United Kingdom ("UK") Budget for 2020 on 11 March 2020.
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Canada: Four Of A Kind: Ontario Recognizes The Fourth Privacy Tort – False Light - Dentons

In late 2019, the Ontario Superior Court recognized the tort of placing a person in a false light for the first time.
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Malta: COVID-19 and Public Procurement Remedies in Malta - GANADO Advocates

This is a developing matter and this note was last updated on 18 March 2020 at 12:00 (Malta time).
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