A number of courts in New York and New Jersey are still closed due to power outages following hurricane Sandy. The ABA reports that:
The New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will remain closed through Friday, along with federal trial and bankruptcy courts in Manhattan; Newark, N.J.; and Trenton, N.J., according to court websites and a summary by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. State courts in Manhattan were closed, except for emergency hearings, on Wednesday, while most state courts in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island reopened.
Meanwhile, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued an executive order moving back deadlines for civil and criminal cases, and federal judges have done the same. For more information, see the Administrative Office of the United States Courts and Reuters.
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