Tennessee Supreme Court extends suspension of most in-person court proceedings due to COVID-19, Georgia's remains unchanged

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UPDATE: The Tennessee Supreme Court on Wednesday extended the suspension of all in-person court proceedings to April 30 amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Courts are still to remain open, but only certain proceedings will take place in person, with as many as possible taking place remotely.

Statutes of limitations and repose that expired between March 13 and April 30 have been extended through May 6. Orders of protection and temporary injunctions that expired during the suspension are also extended through May 6.

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UPDATE: Georgia's Chief Justice Harold D. Melton has also declared a statewide judicial emergency effective immediately due to the spread of the coronavirus throughout Georgia "and the potential infection of those who work in or are required to appear in our courts," according to a Saturday news release.

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