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Michelle Lawson
District Court Judge Michelle Lawson, chair of the Judicial Council’s Other Side Work Group, recommended that a moratorium on in-person civil trials and grand juries be left in place. The council agreed and will revisit the issue next month. (Image courtesy of Minnesota Judicial Branch)

No change to civil trial moratorium

COVID-19 trends are headed in the wrong direction, so there will be no changes to the state’s in-person civil jury trial ban, the state Judicial Council has decided.

About Kevin Featherly

Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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