Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co.http://www.weltman.com/?t=39&format=xml&stylesheet=rss&directive=0&records=15en-us11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800firmwisehttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssLooks Like Arbitration is Here to Stayhttp://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=72233&format=xml&p=7735On October 24, 2017, with relatively little fanfare, the United States Senate used the Congressional Review Act to repeal the CFPB's Arbitration Agreements Rule. Although the President must sign off on the repeal, it appears as though arbitration is here to stay.Insights07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800http://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=72233&format=xml&p=7735Upcoming Changes to National Bankruptcy Plan and Bankruptcy Ruleshttp://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=72143&format=xml&p=7735Historically, each Bankruptcy Court in the United States has been free to utilize its own version of a Chapter 13 Plan, which has led to a confusing patchwork of different plan forms all around the country. Effective December 1, 2017, however, the use of a new Model Chapter 13 Plan will be required across the U.S.; although each individual district will have the ability to “opt out” and use its own form, so long as it substantially conforms to the Model Plan’s format. Also taking effect on December 1st are certain amendments to the Bankruptcy Rules, which will impact the Chapter 7, 12, and 13 practice and procedures for both consumers and creditors. The following is a summary of the upcoming changes.Advisories30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800http://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=72143&format=xml&p=7735Life After Death: Ohio Mortgage Creditors' Rights After a Borrower's Deathhttp://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=71814&format=xml&p=7735For a loan secured by real estate, a borrower typically signs a promissory note or a line of credit agreement, and a mortgage securing real property owned by the borrower. In Ohio, a creditor generally has multiple remedies when a borrower defaults. But how are the creditor's remedies affected by the death of the borrower?Insights16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800http://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=71814&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Welcomes Attorney Jonathan D. Kutilekhttp://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=71543&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 Jonathan D. Kutilek to its Consumer Collections Group, which provides comprehensive consumer collection services to many of the Top 10 banks in the U.S. and some of the most well-known brand names in the world.Firm News07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800http://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=71543&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Compliance Officer Eileen M. Bitterman Selected to Serve on ACA International Member Attorney Program Committeehttp://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=71545&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 Compliance Officer Eileen M. Bitterman has been selected to serve on the 2017-18 ACA International Member Attorney Program (MAP) Committee.Firm News07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800http://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=71545&format=xml&p=7735Using Charging Orders to Collect from Members of an LLChttp://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=69645&format=xml&p=7735Commercial collection cases often present unique challenges to judgment creditors. For instance, a judgment debtor in a commercial case may be more sophisticated than the average debtor in a consumer matter, as they are more likely to have the ability to protect assets from routine execution methods. However, such relative sophistication with various asset holdings may also afford the judgment creditor with the opportunity to use otherwise underutilized tools for recovery.Insights17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0800http://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=69645&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Attorney Monette W. Cope Elected to Rainbows for All Children Governing Board of Directorshttp://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=69063&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 Attorney Monette W. Cope was elected to the Governing Board of Directors for Rainbows for All Children (Rainbows).Firm News04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0800http://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=69063&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Welcomes Attorney Nathalie Paulhttp://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=69062&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 Nathalie Paul to its Consumer Collections Group, which provides comprehensive consumer collection services to many of the Top 10 banks in the U.S. and some of the most well-known brand names in the world.Firm News03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0800http://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=69062&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Junior Shareholder Casey B. Hicks Receives MReport's Women in Housing Awardhttp://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=68892&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 Junior Shareholder Casey B. Hicks was selected to the 2017 MReport Women in Housing List.Firm News20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0800http://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=68892&format=xml&p=7735The Equitable Exception to the Automatic Bankruptcy Stayhttp://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=68855&format=xml&p=7735Many defendants facing foreclosure stave off a sheriff's sale by filing a bankruptcy petition before the scheduled sale, thereby invoking the Bankruptcy Code's automatic stay provisions. However, there may be circumstances under which a foreclosure court may reject the bankruptcy stay's applicability to the foreclosure. In Bank of America vs. Williams, Ohio's eighth district court of appeals issued a decision on August 10, 2017 illustrating the application of an "equitable exception" to the automatic bankruptcy stay.Insights19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0800http://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=68855&format=xml&p=7735