News Update: March 26, 2020

A quick glance at the news law firms and business leaders need to know today: 

Jackson plea: In today’s Miami Herald, Jackson Health System CEO Carlos Migoya calls for more federal assistance as the shutdown of elective cases pushes the patient count to the lowest level in years – even as the hospital braces for what’s expected to be a surge in coronavirus cases.

Bending the rules: The FTC and Department of Justice are bending the rules to allow 19 companies including Microsoft, Amazon and Mayo Clinic to collaborate on fighting the coronavirus, Sue Reisinger explains in Corporate Counsel. 

Who is essential: In Houston, retailers including a sporting goods chain is staying open despite stay-at-home orders, claiming that they are “essential’’ businesses, reports Paul Takahashi in the Houston Chronicle. 

New normal: Is online litigation the new normal? Lawyers and judges in South Florida say there’s no reason not to continue remote hearings once things get back to normal, Raychel Lean reports in today’s Daily Business Review.

Bank cutbacks: It’s not just retailers closing or cutting hours. Chase, Wells Fargo and other banks are closing or restricting hours in South Florida, says Devoun Cetoute in a story posted on the Herald’s site this morning.

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