Many 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....Read More
Many business owners have dealt with the frustration of being paid with a check that bounces due to insufficient funds in the customer's bank account. This is particularly heinous when the check was used to pay for goods or services already performed. If the business owner is lucky, the bounced check was accidental and is cleared up immediately. But what if the customer doesn't pay? What if they stop returning phone calls and emails?...Read More
Student interns are becoming increasingly popular at all levels of government. Hiring an intern sounds like a win-win situation - the municipality gets an enthusiastic, educated and engaged worker for little-to-no expense, while a student gains the chance to explore a potential career field in a meaningful way. However, local government officials should proceed cautiously when deciding whether or not to hire an intern....Read More
The Public Utilities Commission ("the Commission") is a state agency that has regulatory authority over certain public utilities. The Commission works to regulate the rates customers pay for electricity and ensure that companies provide quality, safe and reliable electric service. When someone requests new electric service, the utility provider will verify credit. The Commission and utility providers recognize that some customers, residential and commercial, will experience difficulty in paying their bills. Security deposits may protect against delinquent customers....Read More
One of the first things any plaintiff should explore in a negligence action for damages is all potential avenues of recovery against all possible liable parties. Utility service providers are no exception when considering a lawsuit to redress damages to their facilities. Analysis should include those tortfeasors who may be directly liable, as well as those more on the periphery but nonetheless culpable. One potentially overlooked avenue is pursuing an owner of an instrumentality under the theory of negligent entrustment....Read More
Mobile devices, such as cell phones and tablets, are a valuable tool for communicating and delivering information and services to consumers. The success of applications like Uber and Airbnb have made people re-think the way they use these devices, while the stable of health and fitness applications provided by companies like Fitbit provided people with fresh ways to measure their own health information....Read More
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