Covid-19 & Mutual Walkaway - Opinion in Arbitration Posted April 19 · Report reply 8 hours ago, Harry Seaward said: I doubt it. JDBs often sit on judgments for 10 years before trying to collect on them. Waiting a few weeks for courts to move on a filled lawsuit doesn't set them back any. It happened this way before the current pandemic, actually. Courts would often sit on motions for 60 days. That's longer than COVID-19 has been a 'thing' in the US. You'll have your answer from them soon enough, though. I agree with Harry. I once had a case in which the Plaintiff’s attorney left the small law firm before filing. The firm had to get all the attorney’s active cases dismissed without prejudice. More than a year later, they hired a new attorney, whose first job was reactivating the old cases. He contacted me a few months before SOL. Consider, with Coronavirus, some courts are automatically tolling the SOL during lockdowns. It is possible the JDB would just sit on the case and forget about it Not likely, but I had some OCs walk away from difficult back in the Great Recession One HUGE bank walked away from $60-70k in debts because I kept sending DV letters and they were too busy to answer That was very good luck, but in those days the collectors were swamped What would more likely happen: the case sits around for a while. Then they finally get to it before SOL. This case is already with an attorney. What may be a better tactic: Once this is over, a lot of firms will be swamped. You are more likely to get a favorable settlement before they file, just to save them some work. It can’t hurt.