With virus 'under control', Germany begins opening up

Germany takes its first steps back towards normality on Monday, with smaller shops in some regions opening up for the first time in a month after politicians declared the coronavirus "under control". From florists to fashion stores, the majority of shops smaller than 800 square metres (8,600 square feet) will be allowed to welcome customers again, in a first wave of relaxations to strict curbs on public life introduced last month. Chancellor Angela Merkel and regional state premiers announced ...
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'With angels near': Dozens visit closed memorial to mark 25th anniversary of Oklahoma City bombing

The Oklahoma City bombing, 25 years ago, remembered in subdued ceremony amid the coronavirus outbreak.         [Author: Oklahoman]
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Michael Jordan turned down partying with the 'traveling cocaine circus' Bulls as a rookie and may have saved his career

Michael Jordan chose not to party with teammates as a rookie and instead focused on basketball, even though it left him on his own.
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Erdogan Should Break His IMF Taboo

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- It seems an age ago, but only last September Berat Albayrak was boasting about Turkey’s economic turnaround from recession. The finance minister and his boss (and father-in-law) President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were predicting 5% growth for the next two years. Although the recovery was already looking shaky by the end of 2019, they might have pointed with some pride at China-like growth rates for the final quarter.But the coronavirus pandemic dashed hopes of a Bosphorus boun...
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Prince Harry and Meghan tell tabloids: No more co-operation

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex accuse popular newspapers of publishing "salacious gossip" for clicks.
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'The Last Dance': Takeaways from first episodes of documentary on Michael Jordan and Bulls

The opening of "The Last Dance" sets the stage, showing the tension around the team and the circus that followed Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Bulls.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Australia: COVID-19 Toolkit: Cyber risks and exposures amid COVID-19 - Gilchrist Connell

As businesses adapt to survive in this COVID-19 world, the steps they take may expose them to significant cyber risks.
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Canada: Le gouvernement fédéral annonce la bonification des mesures de soutien aux entreprises canadiennes - Stikeman Elliott LLP

Le 27 mars 2020, le gouvernement du Canada a annoncé des mesures de stabilisation économique supplémentaires en lien avec la crise de la COVID-19.
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United States: COVID-19 Videocast Series - Episode 1: Conversations From Our Public Tech Company Virtual Situation Room (Video) - Fenwick & West LLP

These periodic videocasts discuss key topics that you, your company, board, board committees, and public reporting and compliance teams need to focus on during the current COVID-19 pandemic
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Canada: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy - EKB | Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP

On April 8, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provided updates on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (the "Subsidy").
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Canada: BC Government Relaxes "In Canada Only" Data Hosting Requirements For Public Bodies Due To COVID-19 - Lawson Lundell LLP

The B.C. government has opened the "world" of connectivity and communication software tools and applications not previously available to public bodies because they stored or permitted access...
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Deadliest Mass Shooting In Canadian History Ends With At Least 16 Dead

The shootings appeared to be random and some of the victims didn’t seem to have known the suspect, said police.
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Nova Scotia Shooting Manhunt Ends With 16 Dead, Including Mountie

The shootings appeared to be random and some of the victims didn’t seem to have known the suspect, said police.
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Starved for sports? Feast on 'The Last Dance'

The Michael Jordan documentary would have been delicious under any circumstances, but it really hit the spot during these game-free times.
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United States: FBI Warns Of Teleconferencing And Online Classroom Hijacking - Foley Hoag LLP

If you are among the many people turning to video-teleconferencing (VTC) to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic,...
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Harvard, America’s Richest University, Grabs Nearly $9 Million In Taxpayer CARES Aid

The school has a massive $41 billion endowment, the largest of any university in the world.
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Canada: COVID-19: Effect Of Suspension Of Limitation Periods On Lien Claims - Clark Wilson LLP

Clark Wilson LLP has previously provided you with alerts regarding Ministerial Order No. M086. The effect of the Order is to suspend all limitation periods...
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Tokyo, in a State of Emergency, Yet Still Having Drinks at a Bar

Tokyo may have been lulled into complacency during the weeks when Japan contained the coronavirus while avoiding economically devastating lockdowns, our bureau chief writes.
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Oil prices collapse on storage fears, Asia equities mixed

Oil prices collapsed to more than two-decade lows Monday as traders grow concerned that storage facilities are reaching their limits, while equities were mixed, with some support coming from signs that the coronavirus may have peaked in Europe and the United States. US crude benchmark West Texas Intermediate briefly plunged almost 20 percent to below $15 -- its lowest since 1999 -- as stockpiles continue to build owing to a crash in demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. WTI was hit particul...
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United States: Construction Industry Alert – Summary Of The Dallas County Amended Shelter-In-Place Order - Kane Russell Coleman Logan

On March 29, 2020, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued an Amended Shelter-in-Place Order (the "Amended Order").
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Australia: Personal costs for liquidators - Gilchrist Connell

The costs order was made personally due to the liquidator's unreasonable conduct and not from the assets of the company.
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Canada: Indigenous Business Group – Employment Commentary - Clark Wilson LLP

Thus far in March the World Health Organization has declared that COVID-19 is a pandemic, Prime Minister Trudeau has announced a ...
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United States: COVID-19: When A Bank Loan Restructure May Not Be A Troubled Debt Restructuring - Thompson Coburn LLP

On March 22, 2020, the Federal banking and credit union regulators (FRB, FDIC, NCUA, OCC and CFPB) (collectively, the "Agencies")
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Canada: 3 Must-Know Facts About Mortgage Insurance - Lawyers Financial

Your hard work is paying off and your legal career is taking shape. The sacrifices you made are beginning to bloom and your personal goals might include buying your dream home, getting married, and starting a family.
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Bermuda: Bermuda Legislates To Attract Submarine Cable Industry - Walkers

As part of the Bermuda Government's FinTech strategy to develop a FinTech ecosystem and for Bermuda to become a technology hub of the future, the Bermuda Government introduced a new legislative framework for submarine cables ...
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United States: Federal Circuit Provides Clarity On Multicolored Trademark Protection - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a major decision last week concerning the registrability of color trademarks. The case, In re Forney Industries...
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United States: COVID-19: New DOL And IRS Guidance Interpreting The Families First Coronavirus Response Act - WilmerHale

On April 1, 2020, The U.S. Department of Labor issued temporary regulations interpreting the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
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United States: Basic Legal Tools For Artists - Pryor Cashman LLP

Megan Noh, Co-Chair of Pryor Cashman's Art Law Group, will be giving a 90-minute guest lecture at the New School Parsons School of Design, titled "Basic Legal Tools for Artists."
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Malta: Commission Announces Extension Of State Aid Temporary Framework - Mamo TCV Advocates

Following the adoption of the State Aid Temporary Framework (the "Framework") on 19 March 2020, the Commission announced that a draft proposal to extend the Framework has been sent to the Member States for consultation.
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