Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co.http://www.weltman.com/?t=39&format=xml&stylesheet=rss&directive=0&records=15en-us18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0800firmwisehttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssWeltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Shareholder Keri P. Ebeck Receives American Legal & Financial Network's "JPEG: Picture the Future" Awardhttp://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=67744&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA (WWR), a full-service creditors' rights law firm now in its 87th year of client service, is pleased to announce that Shareholder Keri P. Ebeck was awarded the 2017 American Legal & Financial Network's 4th Annual JPEG: Picture the Future Award.Firm News25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0800http://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=67744&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Welcomes Attorney Kevin J. Cummingshttp://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=67401&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA (WWR), a full-service creditors’ rights law firm now in its 87th year of client service, welcomes Attorney Kevin J. Cummings to its Real Estate Default Group, which provides bankruptcy, litigation, and foreclosure services to mortgage lenders and servicers. Mr. Cummings will be located in the firm’s Pittsburgh office.Firm News29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0800http://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=67401&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Shareholder Keri P. Ebeck Elected Secretary of the Allegheny County Bar Association's Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Sectionhttp://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=67389&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA (WWR), a full-service creditors' rights law firm now in its 87th year of client service, is pleased to announce that Shareholder Keri P. Ebeck has been elected as secretary for the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association. She will serve a one-year term, effective July 1, 2017.Firm News27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0800http://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=67389&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Attorney Christopher B. Best Elected to Board of Directors for the Michigan Creditors Bar Associationhttp://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=66961&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA (WWR), a full-service creditors' rights law firm now in its 87th year of client service, congratulates Attorney Christopher B. Best on his recent election to the board of directors of the Michigan Creditors Bar Association (MCBA).Firm News20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0800http://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=66961&format=xml&p=7735U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Santander; Definition of "Debt Collector" under FDCPA Still Unclear for Debt Buyershttp://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=66842&format=xml&p=7735On June 12, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States (the Court) released a unanimous decision in Henson, et al v. Santander Consumer USA Inc. The case focused on the interpretation of a section of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) definition of "debt collector" and its application to debt buyers.Advisories15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0800http://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=66842&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Attorney Benjamin N. Hoen Admitted to the State Bar of Michiganhttp://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=66824&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA (WWR), a full-service creditors’ rights law firm now in its 87th year of client service, congratulates Attorney Benjamin N. Hoen for being admitted to the State Bar of Michigan.Firm News14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0800http://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=66824&format=xml&p=7735Statute of Limitations Can be Different for Borrowers and Guarantorshttp://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=66723&format=xml&p=7735A statute of limitations establishes a time period during which a lawsuit can be filed. The time period begins when the cause of action on an account accrues. In a typical debt case, when a borrower defaults under the terms of a note or credit agreement, the cause of action accrues and the time to sue begins.Insights09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0800http://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=66723&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Shareholder Elected Chair of the Board of Directors for First Service Federal Credit Unionhttp://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=66681&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA (WWR), a full-service creditors' rights law firm now in its 87th year of client service, is proud to announce that Shareholder James G. Kozelek has been elected chair of the board of directors for First Service Federal Credit Union.Firm News08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0800http://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=66681&format=xml&p=7735U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Fair Debt Practices Act Does Not Apply to Time-Barred Proofs of Claims Filed in Bankruptcy Cases, Midland Funding LLC v. Johnsonhttp://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=65746&format=xml&p=7735On May 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a decision in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, ruling that filing an obviously time-barred proof of claim in a Chapter 13 case does not violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). In doing so, SCOTUS overturned an Eleventh Circuit decision which would have allowed debtors to file suit for damages ? and potentially for sanctions and attorneys' fees ? against creditors who filed time-barred proofs of claim. SCOTUS also resolved a conflict of authority within the circuits on this issue, as three other circuits (the Fourth, Seventh and Eighth) had ruled that the FDCPA does not apply to claims filed in a bankruptcy case.Advisories16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0800http://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=65746&format=xml&p=7735Changes to Ohio Law Impact Dormancy and Execution Rules for Judgment Creditorshttp://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=65684&format=xml&p=7735A lawsuit is filed, judgment is awarded and the defendant still fails to pay the creditor. This scenario is all too common; it can sometimes take years and require multiple strategies to collect a judgment. In Ohio, a judgment eventually becomes dormant, unless steps are taken to keep it active. Recent changes to Ohio law have updated creditors' rights regarding dormancy. In addition, when a judgment creditor seeks to attach a defendant's property, streamlined procedures are now available if a third party claims ownership of that property.Advisories15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0800http://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=65684&format=xml&p=7735