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.
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.
Two recent pieces of legislation, Ohio House Bill 754 and Senate Bill 352, were introduced at the end of August to restart the debate over where taxes need to be paid (to what locality taxes are due) by employees working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.
Congress enacted the SBRA in order to allow small businesses to reorganize under chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code in a more time-efficient and less costly manner than the traditional chapter 11 bankruptcy case. New statistics are now available on the number of cases filed.