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Since a New York lawyer became the second person diagnosed with COVID-19 in the state, law firms, schools and the courts have been taking action to protect attorneys, staff, students and visitors. Here is our coverage of the impact of the pandemic on the legal community in the state, made available for free.

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Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn A woman wearing a mask walks out of the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Ryland West/ALM

Less than a day after lawyers representing Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center moved to quash a report from a doctor who had inspected the facility, U.S. Magistrate Judge Roanne Mann of the Eastern District of New York denied the motion, finding that the MDC inmates’ lawyers were allowed to file the report even though the doctor had already been deposed.

The report from Homer Venters, a doctor specializing in the provision of medical care in jails and prisons, alleged serious failures in the MDC’s response to the coronavirus, including a lack of symptom screening and tracking, inadequate personal protective equipment and the destruction of medical records.

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Jane Wester

Jane Wester is a litigation reporter for the New York Law Journal. Email her at [email protected] or find her on Twitter @janewester.

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