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Insights / 16 June 2021

Bankruptcy Basics: Chapters 11 & 12 Filings

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a chilling effect on bankruptcies, however many experts anticipate a flurry of new filings in the near future, especially as existing holds on collection activities are lifted. Now is the time for creditors and to gain a firm understanding of bankruptcy concepts, tasks and deadlines.
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Insights / 8 June 2021

Will Your Municipality Need To Issue A Refund?

The economic impacts of COVID-19 are expected to be significant. Not only have businesses and workers been impacted, but also local governments that rely on the economy for revenue. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on local governments will be driven, in at least part, by those segments of the economy where incom
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Insights / 1 June 2021

When Is a Discharge of a Debt Not an Actual Discharge?

An IRS Regulation generally requires banks, credit unions, and some other entities to file a Form 1099-C to report a discharge of indebtedness whether or not an actual discharge of indebtedness has occurred.
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Insights / 27 May 2021

OSBA Leadership Academy: Six Lessons Learned

At the end of last year, I was honored to be selected for the 2021 Ohio State Bar Association Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy is a five-month, interactive training program designed to prepare Ohio lawyers for effective leadership in the Association, the profession and their communities.
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Insights / 24 May 2021

Using Electronic Signatures and Electronic Records Communication is Key

Technology is changing the way that we, as a society, interact with one another. Electronic communications, transactions, and dealings are becoming the new norm.
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Insights / 11 May 2021

Replevins: A Recovery Remedy for Creditors

When an individual possesses your personal property, or property in which you have a security interest, such as a motor vehicle, piece of equipment or other collateral, and refuses to return it, what options do you have to recover your asset?
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Insights / 15 April 2021

A Creditor Does Not Have to Return the Car, But What Should be Done?

The United States Supreme Court ruled that not returning collateral upon demand once a bankruptcy is filed is not a violation of the automatic stay.
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Insights / 7 April 2021

A Look Back Analyzing 2020 Consumer Complaints and Litigation Statistics

As we enter the second quarter of 2021, let us look back at some of the consumer litigation trends of this past year and begin to analyze some of the data. These trends continue to affirm some long-standing trends found in cases involving the consumer litigation filings for the FDCPA, TCPA, and FCRA.
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Insights / 26 March 2021

Your Top Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy Questions, Answered

As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to drive the U.S. economy, chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy filings are bound to accrue across the nations courtrooms.
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Insights / 17 March 2021

Pre-Litigation Collection Tips and Strategies

Filing a lawsuit to enforce your rights on an equipment finance agreement or lease may be a foregone conclusion. However, what steps you take before taking legal action are just as important. Doing your homework and exploring resolution opportunities prior to filing the lawsuit can save a lot in costs and time.
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