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ALTERNATIVE NATION - Contrary to what that lady in front of you with no mask on may be yelling at the cashier, the coronavirus epidemic is still a very real health threat in the U.S. And the longer it lingers, the further away a full-scale return of in-person civil jury trials gets. In this edition of our Law.com Trendspotter column, we look at how litigators are being urged to find other ways to resolve their cases as courts strain under the weight of growing backlogs.