David C. Nalley, Partner – Managing Attorney for Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Court increases fees for certain filings

Effective December 1, 2020, the filing fee for Motions to Lift Stay is increasing from $181.00 to $188.00. The fees for Transfers of Claims and for Motions to Redact are increasing from $25 to $26 each. Most of other impacted fees are ones that are typically incurred by Debtors in the administration of their cases.
Southern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Courts Adopt Mortgage Mediation Program

Effective November 2, 2020, the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio has started the Mortgage Modification Mediation (“MMM”) Program. Similar to programs in other jurisdictions, the MMM is intended to facilitate consensual resolution of issues regarding properties at risk of foreclosure.
Most Servicers are likely familiar with the programs in many other jurisdictions. Like many of those programs, the MMM utilizes the DMM Portal and mediators to facilitate the exchange of information and loss mitigation process.

Like many other jurisdictions, the Debtor must opt in to this program and Make a Motion to participate in the MMM. AS well, the Debtor must make adequate protection payments to the Creditor during the MMM process.

Our firm is familiar with this MMM process as it has been in place for several years in some of our other jurisdictions. If you have questions about the MMM program in Southern Ohio, please let us know. We would be happy to assist you with your MMM matters in the District.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. - See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word "Privacy", and can be easily found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:

Users are able to change their personal information:

How does our site handle do not track signals?
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.