Morning Docket: 03.17.20

* A mistrial was declared in a criminal trial in New York City yesterday after one of the lawyers experienced an intense coughing fit. Please attorneys, don’t try this on purpose… [New York Post]

* A Virginia lawyer has been charged with allegedly bilking a client out of over $400,000 in phony payments over a several year period. [VA Lawyers’ Weekly]

* Lawyers are trying to argue that a Detroit rapper should not be jailed because of coronavirus fears. Gotta hand it to the attorneys for trying every argument. [Detroit News]

* A lawsuit is attempting to secure the release of immigration detainees who may be at risk of contracting COVID-19. [Buzzfeed]

* A California lawyer is stuck on a cruise to Antarctica because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Apparently, there are around 120 doctors on board, so this attorney is in decent hands. [Sacramento Bee]

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