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Governor Murphy has Re-Opened More Businesses Amid COVID-19 (NJ)

May 15, 2020

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<p style="text-align: justify;">On May 13, 2020, Governor Murphy stated that New Jersey will allow more businesses to re-open. This declaration comes as the Governor said he plans to provide hard dates for restarting New Jersey’s economy. The Governor is allowing non-essential retail stores to conduct online pickup and phone/internet ordering. In addition, non-essential construction is now allowed to resume. Gatherings of vehicles for drive-in movies or religious services are no longer violations of the Governor’s order prohibiting mass gatherings. However, people must remain in their cars.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">What does this mean for New Jersey Courts? Courts in New Jersey remain open, but conferences continue to be conducted via video and/or telephone. Additionally, jury trials remain suspended and no new trials are being scheduled. Also, while discovery is being routinely extended via motion and upon request, litigants continue to try to conduct discovery and take depositions via video and/or telephone. We will continue to keep you updated on the status of New Jersey courts as things develop.</p>
Thanks to Michael Noblett for his contribution to this post. If you have any questions or comments, please contact <a href="mailto:chayes@wcmlaw.com">Colleen Hayes.</a>

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