Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co.https://www.weltman.com/?t=39&format=xml&stylesheet=rss&directive=0&records=15en-us20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800firmwisehttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssRevisiting the "Debtor Prison"https://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=87465&format=xml&p=7735A question I am sometimes asked as a collection lawyer is whether our modern-day civil judicial system operates as or encourages "debtor prisons." I generally laugh at the notion and explain that no, persons are not sent to jail in a civil case simply because they cannot pay a debt owed to another.Insights25 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800https://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=87465&format=xml&p=7735An Analysis of Ohio's New Requirements for Private Selling Officers, Junior Lienholders, and Mortgage Servicershttps://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=87306&format=xml&p=7735Ohio House Bills 480 and 489 were among the 32 bills signed into law by Governor Kasich on December 19, 2018. The new laws will take effect 91 days thereafter. H.B. 480 amends certain provisions regarding foreclosure sales by court-authorized private selling officers. H.B. 489 requires a written notice with specified information to be sent to a debtor in default if the debt is secured by a junior lien on residential real property.Advisories17 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800https://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=87306&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Announces the Election of Two New Shareholdershttps://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=87174&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA (Weltman), a full-service creditors' rights law firm now in its 89th year of client service, is pleased to announce the election of two new Shareholders: James T. (Jamie) Hart and Casey B. Hicks.Firm News10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800https://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=87174&format=xml&p=7735Coming Soon in Ohio: Online Notarizationshttps://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=86843&format=xml&p=7735The Ohio legislature has passed Sub. S.B. 263, the Notary Public Modernization Act, for the Governor's signature. The bill will allow a notary public to obtain an electronic seal and electronic signature, and allow document signers to appear before the notary by means of live two-way audio-video communication. Like in-person notarizations, if the notary knows the signer or has satisfactory evidence of the signer's identity (i.e., a government-issued ID with a signature and photograph), the notary will be allowed to apply his or her electronic signature to the document, after the signer signs and gives an oath or affirmation that the statement in the document is true and correct.Advisories20 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800https://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=86843&format=xml&p=7735Cobo and the Single Refiling Rule: Pick Your Remedy and Order It Carefullyhttps://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=86712&format=xml&p=7735On November 29, 2018, the Illinois Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated opinion in First Midwest Bank v. Cobo, 2018 IL 123038. The Cobo case focused on the single refiling rule set forth in Section 13-217 of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure, which prohibits a plaintiff from refiling the same cause of action. The Cobo decision has important compliance and procedural implications for servicers and holders of secured and unsecured loans that commence suit in Illinois.Insights17 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800https://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=86712&format=xml&p=7735Six Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Attorneys Named to 2019 Lists of Ohio Super Lawyers & Rising Starshttps://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=86464&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA, a full-service creditors' rights law firm now in its 88th year of client service, is pleased to announce that six of the firm's attorneys have been named to the 2019 lists of Ohio Super Lawyers & Rising Stars.Firm News05 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800https://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=86464&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Shareholder Eileen M. Bitterman Appointed to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Board of Visitorshttps://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=85850&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA, a full-service creditors' rights law firm now in its 88th year of client service, is pleased to announce that Shareholder Eileen M. Bitterman has been appointed to Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Board of Visitors.Firm News20 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800https://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=85850&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Welcomes Attorney Charles Andrew Walgreen Back to Chicago Officehttps://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=85759&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA, a full-service creditors' rights law firm now in its 88th year of client service, is pleased to announce that Attorney Charles Andrew ("Drew") Walgreen has re-joined the firm's Chicago office.Firm News13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800https://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=85759&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Welcomes Attorney Michelle L. Pierro in Pittsburghhttps://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=84017&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA, a full-service creditors' rights law firm now in its 88th year of client service, is pleased to announce the addition of Attorney Michelle L. Pierro to the firm's Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office.Firm News08 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800https://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=84017&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Shareholder Eileen M. Bitterman Joins Newly-Formed NCBA Commissionhttps://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=83805&format=xml&p=7735Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA, a full-service creditors' rights law firm now in its 88th year of client service, is pleased to announce that Shareholder Eileen M. Bitterman has accepted a position on the National Creditors Bar Association's (NCBA) newly-formed Meaningful Involvement Commission.Firm News02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800https://www.weltman.com/?t=40&an=83805&format=xml&p=7735