You should have received notice from your judgment creditor if you were part of Pfau. You might be able to call the AG's Offic ein Buffalo (they handled it) to see if they an say you were part of it or not.
Regardless if you were part of Pfau, if ALP or " We Servie it for You" was involved...Read more »
If they have a judgment against you, they can seek to restrain bank accounts, including those that are joint. Banks likely will honor a restraint on a joint account. Then it will be up to you to proved whose money is in the account, yours or hers. In som eparts of the state, it is presumed the...Read more »
You have to file a proper bill of costs with the Clerk, who will reduce it to a judgment. Once you get your judgment, notify the other side. If they do not pay, see your COunty Sheriff or hire a collection attorney.
I live in NY and the order to show cause stays any collection efforts against me. It was a default judgment that was not properly served, so my lawyer is attempting to get it vacated and dismissed. She served the attorney with the signed order. Yet the notice appeared in last weeks paper!? What... Read more »
The judgment is still a judgment. Lawyers don't report these things to newspapers, it gets picked up by reporters. Sorry it happened. However, more importantly, check your credit report now and in a few weeks to see if it shows up there, too. That way, if you successfully get the judgment vacated,...Read more »
You can try to negotiate a settlement with them. Or you can try to fight the judgments ( if you think you have cause) by bringing an order to show cause in the courts where the judgments were entered. You may not get the money back righ taway but you could get an order staying S&L from executing on...Read more »
As stated, a money judgment is collectible over 20 years. It can also be a lien on real property owned by the defendant for 10 years. I assume you go tthis judgment in a small claims court. If so, see the Court Clerk and ask for a transcript you can docket in your County Clerk's Office. That will...Read more »
That will depend on the deal you had. If there is an invoice, look for a finance charge provision. If it is in an invoice or other document you signed, be aware. If you get sued, the plaintiff can claim interest in the amunt of 9%. But absent some writing or agreement, a unilateral interest charge...Read more »
You can be personally sued for your acts while on the job if they violate the FDCPA. So, if you get in a heated exchange on the phone with a debtor, you might have to sweat it out for a year. As you probably know, the debtor can recover actual damages and a statutory damage of up to $1000 for your...Read more »
No. A private judgment creditor cannot do that. IN other words, they can't force the governemnt to pay them instead of you. But if you owe for taxes or a student loan or other government benefit, tax refunds can be intercepted.
That being said, if one of more of your bank accounts are...Read more »
Generally, plaintiffs will not attach any documents to their complaint. However, at trial or in a motion, they have to show 1) that you applied for a card, 2) that a card was issued to you, 3) that you used a card, and 4) that there is a history of payments.
PACER, the federal government case file, can give you that info at teh rate of 8 cents a page. You would do a search of cases involving the defendant in your district, then go to each one to see who the attorney was.
HOwever, if it is a bank, junk debt buyer or collection/agency/firm, I'd...Read more »
In New York, if a landlord sues you to recover the apartment, he can get a money judgment is you are served personally ( i.e., sone one hands you the petition). If you are served by substituted serves ( service on your roomate or spouse, nail n mail), they can recover the properr but will have to...Read more »
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