*Civil Suits: Maryland has filed civil suits against Old Court, First Maryland and Community savings and loans and their officers. No trial dates have been set. Some state officials believe the suits' complexity and extraordinary cost make it likely they will be settled out of court. A special counsel recently recommended that the state initiate several more suits against institutions and individuals associated with the crisis.

*Criminal investigations of Old Court, First Maryland and Ridgeway savings and loans are being conducted by the state, while federal authorities are investigating Merritt Commercial, Friendship and Community. Hughes has authorized the criminal investigation of at least 12 individuals, while a special counsel recently recommended he order the investigation of 33 others.

*Criminal indictments have been filed against former Old Court president Jeffrey Levitt, whose trial is scheduled to begin June 2, and former business associate Walter L. Ostot, on charges of fraud. State prosecutors are investigating more than a dozen other individuals and say they expect more indictments soon.

*Takeovers: The Mellon Bank Corp. of Pittsburgh took over Community, and is scheduled to reopen former Community branches tomorrow. Merritt, along with the smaller Friendship and Chesapeake Savings & Loan, was sold in October to the Chase Manhattan Corp. Ridgeway is under state conservatorship. First Maryland is scheduled to go into court-ordered receivership Thursday, but Gov. Harry Hughes has said it should be sold by then.

*Old Court Savings & Loan is being liquidated by the state. About half of Old Court's 34,497 individual depositors -- those with less than $5,000 deposited -- will be paid this month. The remaining depositors will be paid off in installments through 1990. Old Court's large assets, and still larger debts, are scheduled to be settled and disposed of within a year after that.