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IMPACT – As the coronavirus spreads, law firms, law schools and legal organizations continue to cancel events and shift operations into remote mode. The ABA has nixed a major white-collar crime conference scheduled for next week in San Diego. At least two law schools have canceled classes. Baker Botts has decided to hold its partner meeting remotely. U.K.-based Linklaters has scrapped its in-person partner conference, as has Simmons & Simmons. Sidley Austin has canceled its partner meeting in Florida, and Latham & Watkins has scotched its global partners meeting. At the same time, litigation is brewing over whether cruise ships, nursing homes and hospitals have taken reasonable measures to prevent the virus from spreading. Go here for Law.com’s comprehensive coverage of the coronavirus’ impact on the legal profession. 

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