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It’s Not Just the Pandemic, Unfortunately.

Even though jury trials are, with limited exceptions, on hold, many federal courthouses have managed to stay open throughout this winter surge of the virus. But as we know all too well here in Washington, DC, the pandemic is only one obstacle to normalcy.

We just received this order from the US District Court for the District of Minnesota:

Due to security threats made against federal buildings and courthouses in the District of Minnesota, the United States Courthouses located in St. Paul, Minneapolis and Fergus Falls will be closed from 12:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2021, through 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2021. At the United States Courthouse located in Duluth, the US District Court, US Bankruptcy Court and US Probation and Pretrial Office will be closed for the same period. The court has consulted with the US Marshal’s Service and the General Services Administration in making this decision.

We expect to see other such orders in the next several days. We hope it is not the beginning of a trend.

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Michael S. Nadel Partner  Washington, DC Litigation & Dispute Resolution  Intellectual Property  Trust & Estate Controversy  Commercial Litigation  Patent Litigation  Trade Secrets Litigation  Trademark and False Advertising Litigation  Technology  Alcohol Industry  Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Intellectual Property  Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Litigation
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Michael S. Nadel is the co-head of the Firm’s litigation practice in Washington, D.C. He is an accomplished first-chair trial attorney. Michael has handled numerous jury trials, bench trials, and injunction proceedings in federal and state courts around the country. He has won high-profile cases involving breach of contract, trade secret theft, patent and trademark infringement, and the False Claims Act. Michael won the first jury verdict obtained by any litigant under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, the recently enacted federal trade secret statute.

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Jennifer Routh focuses her practice on complex civil litigation. She has achieved notable successes for her clients including significant summary dispositions and through trial to final judgment. She recently tried three cases in the span of twelve months, all of which resulted in victories for her clients. One of those cases resulted in the first jury verdict under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. In addition to her trial victories, Jennifer has achieved complete dismissal of cases based on motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment.

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