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HTMLAn Update to Michigan's Creation of a Single, State-Wide Court Electronic Filing System
Jennifer Dillow; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 13, 2016
On December 22, 2015, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder approved a package of bills that will create and provide for the funding of a single, state-wide court electronic filing system.1 Taking effect January 1, 2016, the new law creates the Judicial Electronic Filing Fund ("JEFF") within the...

 

HTMLIllinois Condominium Property Act Imposes Additional Step on Foreclosure Sale Purchasers
Casey Hicks; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 11, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2015
Earlier this year, the Illinois Appellate Court held that a lender who bid at a foreclosure sale was liable for over $70,000.00 in condominium assessments even though more than $40,000.00 of the total amount due the condominium association was accrued before the lender took title or possession of...

 

HTMLConstraints Upon Charitable Hospitals When Collecting Bad Debt
James C. Warmbrodt; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2015
Anyone looking to support the argument that collecting medical debt poses special challenges need look no further than the conditions placed on charitable hospitals to maintain tax-exempt status by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 20101, as set forth in Section 501(r) of the...

 

HTMLAre You Doing Enough to Protect Your Patients and Residents?
Matthew M. Young; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2015
Under federal law, facilities that provide elder care services including nursing homes, adult daycares and home healthcare providers are prohibited from hiring employees that have been found guilty of neglect or abuse of a patient. Nonetheless, federal law does not require these facilities to...

 

HTMLBankruptcy Forms to Change December 1st
Keri Ebeck; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2015
As of December 1, 2015, the United States Bankruptcy Courts will mandate usage and filing of the forms approved at the Judicial Conference in September 2015. Although many of the official bankruptcy forms will change, those effecting lenders and creditors directly include: proof of claims, mortgage...

 

HTMLOhio's Proposed Foreclosure Fast-Track Legislation
Larry R. Rothenberg; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2015, previously published on November 19, 2015
On November 17, 2015, the Ohio House passed Ohio's proposed foreclosure fast-track legislation (H.B. 134), and the bill now moves to the Ohio Senate for consideration. The primary objective of the bill is to allow a mortgagee to bring an expedited foreclosure action against vacant and abandoned...

 

HTMLWhat Constitutes Actual or Constructive Knowledge of a Defective Pole?
Jeffrey Bearss; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2015, previously published on November 2, 2015
It's often hard to know when equipment in the field is defective, as many things wear over time. Inspecting equipment is critical, to avoid incidence of resulting damage. When equipment is defective, and damages occur as a result, the utility is exposed to liability. In general, most states find...

 

HTMLPursuing a Damage Claim Against the Insurance Company
Amanda R. Yurechko; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2015, previously published on November 2, 2015
When utility property is damaged as a result of the actions of a driver or excavator, the insurance company cannot be named in a lawsuit by virtue of the insurance policy itself.1 The driver or excavator is the holder of that insurance policy, and as a result, case law in most states has held that...

 

HTMLUpdates from the TCPA
Jennifer Monty Rieker, James C. Warmbrodt; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 10, 2015, previously published on November 2, 2015
The cell phone rings during dinner, and the immediate reaction is to glance down to see who is calling. It is an unknown number. The decision must be made whether or not to answer the call. Automated calls created such an issue that in 1991 Congress enacted the Telephone Consumer Protection Act...

 

HTMLUpdate to Illinois Grace Period Notice Needed for Residential Foreclosures
Casey Hicks; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 6, 2015
Illinois law requires a Grace Period Notice (GPN) be sent to the mortgagor(s) prior to commencing an action to foreclose a mortgage secured by residential real estate.1 The GPN must include the date the notice was mailed, be headed in bold 14-point type, "GRACE PERIOD NOTICE", and include...

 


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