This post reflects the latest news available to Ben Glassman, Ben Beaton, and others at Squire Patton Boggs. We expect the blog and the court’s website to continue updating litigants as the situation develops.
Response to COVID-19 among the federal courts in the Sixth Circuit continues to evolve. Since yesterday’s post, the Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee have joined the majority of district courts in the circuit by entering general orders postponing trials and including ends-of-justice findings.
In the Middle District, the order postpones trials until the end of this month, while in the Eastern District the postponement lasts until April 24. Although not substantive changes, the website of the Western District of Michigan now specifically advises that COVID-19-related postponements are being handled judge by judge and case by case, and the notice posted on the website for the Northern District of Ohio advises that there are no current changes to court operations.