Uncertainty follows court's rejection of Purdue opioids deal
A federal judge’s decision to reject a multibillion dollar opioid settlement involving OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is being hailed as a step toward justice by advocates who have long called for greater accountability for the family that owns the company.
Manhattan courthouses adapt to COVID so trials can return
Castel, who presided over the first two pandemic-era jury trials in the fall, said COVID-19 protocols have become routine. AdThat’s important because some of the nation’s oldest judges are among the 70 or so who sit in the two courthouses. AdOnly nine jury trials were conducted in the fall, but there have been seven since mid-February, including four underway this week. At the Manhattan courthouses, some jurors are rescheduled if they don’t want to attend a trial in person. You forget to sanitize your hands.”AdU.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel, who presided over the first two pandemic-era jury trials in the fall, said protocols do become routine, eventually.