Case numbers are falling. Vaccination is proceeding. We may be on track for a return to in-person jury trials in federal court. The question is: When will we get there? Today, we have three bits of news on that topic:
- On Friday, the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois continued the suspension of jury trials through April 5, 2021.
- Also on Friday, the US District Court for the District of Minnesota continued the suspension of jury trials through May 2, 2021.
- In the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, Judge Lorna Schofield has set a major patent infringement jury trial for May 3. Notably, however, the April 23 final pre-trial conference is telephonic.