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Lawyers and their clients worldwide are responding to the coronavirus outbreak that, since December, has killed more than 67,760 people and infected more than 1.21 million. Law.com’s reporters around the world are covering the virus’ impact on law firm operations, client business, law schools, and lawyer and staffer safety. Here’s a collection of our coverage, which we’re continuously updating.

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General Motors assembly plant in Orion Township, Mich. General Motors, Ford, jet engine maker Rolls-Royce and other companies are talking about repurposing idled factories to produce vital goods to fight the coronavirus such as ventilators and surgical masks. Photo: Paul Sancya/AP General Motors assembly plant in Orion Township, Michigan. Photo: Paul Sancya/AP

A group of 16 state attorneys general are calling on President Donald Trump to “fully utilize” the  Defense Production Act to fight the coronavirus pandemic, warning there’s a pressing need to dramatically expand health care capacity and testing for the virus.

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Ryan Tarinelli

Ryan Tarinelli is a reporter at the New York Law Journal. He is based at the New York State Capitol in Albany, New York. He can be reached through email at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter: @ryantarinelli.

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