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Alabama state COVID-19 update provided by Kent McPhail and Associates, LLC

Alabama’s  stay-at-home “Safer at Home Order” was amended May 21, 2020, to open additional businesses with social distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines, to remain in effect through July 3, 2020.  Certain retail businesses continue to be  limited in the percentage of customers.  The Alabama supreme court issued an order allowing for in person hearings to resume effective May 15, 2020 subject to the discretion of the Presiding Circuit Judge, in each jurisdiction.  Jury trials remain suspended through September.  On May 21, 2020, Governor Ivey issued Proclamation No. 10, in which she found that the State Health Officer’s current “Safer at Home” order allowed the citizens of Alabama to return to work, and therefore the restrictions against evictions and/or foreclosures will expire at 12:00 a.m. on June 1, 2020.

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Alabama state COVID-19 update provided by Kent McPhail and Associates, LLC

Alabama’s  stay-at-home “Safer at Home Order” was amended May 8, 2020, to relax some restrictions on retail businesses and is to remain in effect through May 22.  Certain retail businesses are being allowed to open but are limited in the percentage of customers.  The Alabama supreme court issued an order allowing for in person hearings to resume effective May 15, 2020 subject to the discretion of the Presiding Circuit Judge, in each jurisdiction.  Jury trials remain suspended through September.  Foreclosures and evictions continue to be prohibited under the supplemental proclamation issued by Governor Ivey.  We expect an additional release by the Governor on or before May 22nd

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Alabama state COVID-19 update provided by Kent McPhail and Associates, LLC

Alabama’s stay-at-home order that is set to expire on April 30 , has been changed to a “Safer at Home Order” and is to remain in effect through May 15.  Certain retail businesses are being allowed to open but are limited in the percentage of customers.  The limitations and administrative orders of the Alabama supreme court have been extended through May 15 as well.  The courts are advised to limit in person matters after this date and all jury trials shall remain suspended.  No juror summons shall be issued prior to  July 1, 2020.

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Alabama state COVID-19 update provided by Kent McPhail and Associates, LLC

Alabama’s stay-at-home order is set to expire on April 30. Gov. Kay Ivey said she plans to follow Alabama’s state task force recommendations. The first businesses to open on May 1 will be small retailers, restaurants, and other businesses who operate with protective measures in place. It is unclear whether or not the restrictions on foreclosures and evictions will be lifted on May 1, 2020.

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Alabama state COVID-19 update provided by Kent McPhail and Associates, LLC

On April 3, 2020, Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama signed a Proclamation that provides for the temporary relief from all evictions and foreclosures. The proclamation did not have an expiration date, but it appears to have been signed in conjunction with the State-wide Shelter in Place Order set to expire on April 30, 2020.

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Alabama state COVID-19 update provided by Kent McPhail and Associates, LLC

Alabama courts and clerks’ offices remain open and operational at this time. However, all in-court hearings (with very limited exceptions) have been cancelled beginning on March 16, 2020 and extending through at least April 16, 2020. All filing deadlines that are set to expire between March 16, 2020 and April 16, 2020 are extended to April 20, 2020, but only if those deadlines cannot be met via electronic filing. Out-of-court activities, such as depositions and mediations, are not prohibited and are to be determined on a case-by-case basis by the parties involved. All bankruptcy hearings are continuing as previously scheduled, but are being held telephonically in all three districts.

Alabama does not currently have any state-specific moratoriums in place with regard to default servicing such as foreclosures, evictions, or collections cases. Alabama law firms must adhere to the foreclosure and eviction moratoriums that have been put in place by the federal government.

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