Administering Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio - Eastern Division (Cleveland), comprising Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain Counties

New Prime Rate as of March 17, 2020

Effective March 17, 2020, the new Prime Rate is 3.25%, which means the presumptive rate per Administrative Order 17-02 is now 5.25%.  For cases that are confirmed on or after March 17, 2020 and reference Administrative Order 17-02 for personal property secured claims, the rate to use is decreased from 6.75% to 5.25%.

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Retirement of Motion for Moratorium-Coronavirus Form

By General
July 09, 2020 Category: Moratorium Coronavirus

This Notice was effective pursuant to the email sent out to the bar on June 1, 2020: This office created a Motion for Moratorium to address the need for debtors to obtain expedited relief resulting from Governor DeWines Shelter in Place Order and associated issues raised by the Coronavirus pandemic. With the reopening of business in Ohio and elsewhere, we are terminating the use of this form immediately. Effective June 1, 2020, we will no longer sign agreed orders granting moratoriums. Moratoriums may only be granted after notice and an opportunity for a hearing. If you wish to seek an extension of any moratorium currently in place, or need to request a moratorium, we may request documentation to substantiate the need for the requested moratorium. The documentation should substantiate that a debtor has been laid off from employment or has reduced income, and it should also verify any amounts in unemployment benefits being received from both the state and federal governments or any

341 Exams being held telephonically until further notice

By General
April 02, 2020 Category: General

Due to the current National and State Declarations of Public Health Emergencies, all 341 exams will be conducted telephonically until further notice. The trustees office will initiate the call to the debtors attorney and the debtors attorney will conference in the debtor(s). The attorney will be responsible, as an officer of the court, to verify the debtors photo identification and social security number. Please provide our office the with the best telephone number to use for the exam. Any creditor or other party in interest that wishes to participate in the meeting of creditors must contact Sandi Jenkins at 216-621-4268 x 131, or, at least 7 days in advance of the meeting so that arrangements can be made for participation.

Trustee's Percentage Fee

By General
April 02, 2020 Category: General

Effective April 1, 2020, the Trustee administrative fee is 9%.

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