Ten days before a major opioid trial would have kicked off on Long Island, a top New York judge announced that the trial will be delayed because of the risk presented by the new coronavirus.

Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Vito Caruso of the New York State Supreme Court, responsible for courts outside New York City, did not set a new date for the trial, which would have started March 20. Justice Jerry Garguilo of the Suffolk County Supreme Court, Commercial Division, is expected to hold a conference April 14 to discuss a new trial schedule.

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