Wall Street’s Court Halts New Jury Trials Over Virus – Bloomberg

The court that oversees Wall Street is suspending new jury trials at least through next week, joining a global slowdown of court systems based on public hearings in the face of an outbreak that dictates the opposite.

The federal court in Manhattan, one of the busiest dockets in the U.S. and the nation’s main forum for insider-trading and other white-collar criminal cases, announced the suspension Thursday in response to the continuing spread of the coronavirus. The New York state court system likewise said Thursday it was “reassessing” procedures that “bring together large numbers of people in courtrooms.”

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