Emergency Tolling; No Accrual of Interest
On May 29, 2020, the Indiana Supreme Court issued an Order extending through August 14, 2020, the tolling “of all laws, rules, and procedures setting time limits for speedy trials in criminal and juvenile proceedings; public health and mental health matters; all judgments, support, and other orders; and in all other civil and criminal matters before Indiana trial courts. Further, no interest shall be due or charged during this tolled period.”
Additionally, the order extended through August 14 “the prohibition on issuing or serving writs of attachment, civil bench warrants, or body attachments pursuant to Trial Rule 64.”
On March 23, 2020, Governor Eric Holcomb issued an Executive Order requiring residents of the state to stay at home and closing all “non-essential” businesses. The Order is in effect from March 24 to April 6, 2020, subject to any extension. An “Indiana Stay-At-Home FAQ” was also issued.
Remote Working Guidance for Collection Agencies
On March 24, 2020, the Indiana Secretary of State issued a Compliance Alert offering guidance that under the Collection Agency Act, working from home is permitted and would only require a branch office license under certain circumstances.