Moratorium on Evictions Begins September 4th, 2020

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) recently issued an order that instituted a nationwide moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent that goes into effect on September 4, 2020 and remains in effect through December 31, 2020. Click here to read a copy of the order. Unlike the previous stay orders, this order applies regardless if the landlord … Read More

Teel Brief Fends Off Appeal

Recently, Lieberman, Dvorin and Dowd, LLC associate Richard Teel successfully represented an LDD client in the court of appeals. A former tenant of one of many building owners and landlords represented by LDD was appealing a decision rendered against him by the  City of Berea Municipal Court.  Thanks to Richard’s great brief writing, the Ohio court of appeals affirmed the … Read More

Residential Eviction Court Update – May 15, 2020

As you know, Ohio is lifting certain aspects of its stay-at-home order. In turn, several municipal courts have begun to conduct eviction hearings. These courts include Bedford, Berea, East Cleveland, Shaker Heights, Parma and Willoughby. Cleveland is scheduled to commence accepting new filings and hold hearings on June 15, 2020. The other courts are now accepting new filings. Hopefully, you … Read More

Darren Dowd Advises Client on Rocky River Lakefront Purchase

Recently, Darren Dowd had the pleasure of representing a client in connection with the purchase of a new residence at the Brickhaus Development 700 Lake located in Rocky River.  As part of the representation, Darren negotiated, and advised the buyer on matters pertaining to the pre-construction purchase agreement between his client and developer Brickhaus Development. During the negotiations, Darren worked … Read More

COVID-19 CARES Act Eviction Moratorium

As you may know, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) was signed into law on March 27, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Among a wide range of aid, relief, and stimulus provisions, it also instituted a temporary moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent from a “covered dwelling” for a period of 120 days … Read More

Residential Eviction Cases Court Update for Northeast Ohio – rev040820

The following table is a compilation of how certain municipal courts throughout Northeast Ohio are proceeding in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The table is a non-exhaustive, summary of important dates and information relating to residential eviction matters through April 8, 2020. We will continue to update you as frequently as possible. If you have any questions regarding residential eviction cases … Read More

Important 3-Day Notice Ruling

We would like to provide you with an important update regarding the recent December 5, 2019 decision of the Eighth District Court of Appeals involving the preparation of 3-day notices. You can review a copy of the case here. Please be advised that this decision will have a direct effect on your preparation and handling of 3-day notices moving forward. … Read More

Dvorin and Dowd Complete Cleveland Marathon

On Sunday, May 19th, Lieberman, Dvorin and Dowd, LLC members David Dvorin and Darren Dowd successfully completed the 2019 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. Congratulations to both David and Darren for the hard work and dedication required to achieve this great accomplishment!

LDD Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Lieberman, Dvorin & Dowd, LLC is pleased to announce that attorney David Dvorin has been named a 2019 Super Lawyer for the seventh consecutive year and attorney Darren Dowd has been named to the list of 2019 Rising Stars in the Ohio & Kentucky 2019 issue of Super Lawyers Magazine. Super Lawyers Magazine distinguishes the top 5% of attorneys in … Read More

Landlords Sue Over Rental Unit Fees

An interesting situation has come to light in East Cleveland, Ohio that we think landlords in Northeast, Ohio should keep an eye on. According to a recent article, two landlords are challenging the city of East Cleveland in court regarding that city’s recent and significant increase in annual rental unit fees. As reported, East Cleveland raised the fee charged … Read More