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Alerts

Alerts / 21 October 2020

A New CFPB Consent Order Will Impact Repossessions and Payment Processing

On October 13, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, (CFPB), issued a Consent Order against an auto lender that will affect how repossessions and payment processing are handled in the future.
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Alerts / 1 October 2020

Now in Effect in the Southern District of Ohio: Mortgage Modification Mediation Program

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio adopted a Mortgage Modification Mediation Program (MMM Program), effective October 1, 2020. The goal of the program is to encourage debtors and creditors to reach a consensual resolution.
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Alerts / 30 September 2020

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker Extends Garnishment and Eviction Prohibitions While the Circuit Court of Cook County Extends Foreclosure Moratorium Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

On September 18, 2020, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker entered Executive Order 2020-55, which re-issues and extends the duration of Executive Order 2020-25 through October 17, 2020.
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Alerts / 24 September 2020

Foreclosure Sales May Now Resume in Summit County, Ohio

On September 3, 2020, Summit County, Ohio, lifted its moratorium regarding Sheriff Sales.
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Alerts / 14 September 2020

Temporary Order for Morrow County, Ohio

On September 11, 2020, the Morrow County Ohio Court of Common Pleas issued a new order in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.
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Alerts / 9 September 2020

Foreclosure and Eviction Updates

Many courts have resumed processing foreclosure cases, of which are not subject to a Federal or State COVID-related moratorium.
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Alerts / 28 August 2020

Federally-Backed Mortgage Foreclosure Moratoria Extended Through 2020

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA and HUD, all of which had imposed COVID-19 foreclosure and eviction moratoria in March 2020, have extended the moratoria until at least December 31st, 2020. The moratoria, which had been extended twice previously, were scheduled to expire on August 31st, 2020.
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Alerts / 10 August 2020

Washington County, PA Adopted Local Rule Amending Mortgage Foreclosure Division Program

On June 10th, 2020, effective on August 4th, 2020, Washington County in Pennsylvania will allow defendants to seek a 90-day stay in mortgage foreclosure actions.
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Alerts / 8 July 2020

Updates on the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure

The Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure were amended, effective July 1, 2020, to allow plaintiffs to seek a waiver of service from the defendant in order to help avoid the expense of serving the summons in Ohio Common Pleas Courts.
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Alerts / 30 June 2020

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker Extends Suspensions of Garnishments, Evictions, and Repossessions as a Result of Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

With the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago having approached its next phases of reopening, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has extended and reissued various Executive Orders in response to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.
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