Any judgment entered against you can be sent for collections, no matter how small. If the judgment is fabricated, it would be fraud and not only would the collector be criminally liable: you would also potentially be able to recover a financial settlement under the FDCPA. A detailed review of your...Read more »
Hello - I got served with a summons and complaint for a medical bill that a hospital ended up suing me for not paying. I am not sure what the charge is for. I don’t know if I can call the hospital? Or the lawyers office that is suing me? I don’t know if the hospital sold my info to a... Read more »
You need to demand verification of the debt, examine the accounting of the debt, and prepare and file your answer to the complaint, containing all of your defenses. Federal law also protects you from false or abusive medical debt collections under the FDCPA. By ignoring it, you risk a default...Read more »
Received a notice of motion about a breach of contract that occurred in 2011 in NY. in my mailbox. Not certified, no name, just return address saying that I need to appear? Sent back certified and to court (originals) an Affidavit to dismiss based on Statue Of Limitations. Still have a date.... Read more »
If you don’t appear, a default judgment will be entered against you, regardless of the merits of the case. The judgment creditor could then proceed to levy your bank accounts and seek a turnover of the funds to the NYC Marshall to satisfy the judgment. The statute of limitations for rent arrears...Read more »
Your question involves the statute of limitations for a debt, which in New York is six years. Therefore, without additional facts, it would appear that the action cannot proceed. However, the circumstances appear dubious since you say that you were served with some papers that appeared to be a...Read more »
The facts aren't fully clear here, but this sounds like it might involve a repossession action. Your question remains open for five weeks - you could try reposting and adding Banking & Collections as categories. There's no guarantee of a response - most attorneys would ask to see...Read more »
The counsel who filed the complaint, is different from the counsel seeking to enforce the judgment. The plaintiff has been out of business for years, and the counsel has many complaints by defendants, for fraudulently claiming proper service to said defendants. I am unsure what recourse I have... Read more »
I received a demand letter, I left the job due to hostile environment. I had to contact the labor department to collect my last wages. Now the demand letter wants repayment for half of the bonus’s I was paid. The offer letter has no clawback or mention of any repayment. I don’t mind paying if... Read more »
I was manipulated into auto loan in 2016. I feel into hard time and a divorce and ended up living in my car in 2016. I started to become late but always found a way to catch up. I got back on my feet slightly in 2018 and ended up pregnant. I couldn't afford the car payments and they kept using... Read more »
The statute of limitations does not apply to an existing case. The SOL is the date to bring a case. You did the right thing so far. Your issue is lack of service. You are going to have to prove you did not live with your brother when he was served as your household.
I am in a domestic partnership registered through the City of New York. I would like to be on my partner's health insurance policy. We would like to know that if I were to get sick, is she responsible for paying my remaining bill should something not be covered by insurance and I am unable to... Read more »
I filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2021. The courts discharged my mortgage on my home. The servicer transferred the mortgage to a new servicer. The servicer has indicated that they have accrued nearly $5,000 in legal fees. Is the servicer legally able to foreclose on me within one year of my... Read more »
There is no law that allows a person to live in their home if they are not paying the mortgage. If you filed Chapter 7 then you either intended to surrender the home or redeem (pay off the entire mortgage).
So I cosigned for someone 2 years ago and the person recently stopped making payments and now it has gone to repossession. The person blocked me from contacting her. My credit score dropped significantly and I am not sure what I can do. I'm not sure if I can sue her or get out of this cosign... Read more »
Filing a bankruptcy will remove the negative remarks from your credit and permit you to start fresh. If you don't intend to file for bankruptcy, you'd have to sue your cosigner - which would be much more expensive and difficult than filing bankruptcy!
Landscaping contractor kept making mistakes on the patio job that was supposed to be 3-days. I paid for material upfront but refuse to pay the other 50% of the invoice for labor. The job took six months. The job started in July 2021, the invoice was issued in Sept 2021 and the job didn't... Read more »
Should i send the law firm an award letter from SSI? Maybe they will stop? My girlfriend financing a car for me but its registered in my name. Is there anyway to protect the vehicle from being taken away by debt collector? My girlfriend still has 1year and a 1/2 left of payments left.
If this is just a claim, it may be a scam and if not, the statute of limitations is a defense to any claim. More likely it is a judgment, which expires next year (after 20 years) if entered in 2002. While technically a car could be repoed, the likelihood is next to zero. I would ignore it.
As a guarantor on my daughter’s apartment in NYC, I am responsible for paying rent for a roommate who did not pay their last 4 months of rent (~$5016). Do I have any avenues to recoup this money from the non-paying roommate?
I never received a notice of default from WebBank Fingerhut and from what I researched MetaBank sold credit accts to WebBank in 2012 and On Oct. 2012 Terms and Conditions were changed to WebBank If this is a fingerhut acct which Im not too clear of, cause it states MetaBank OC and bought by JCS in... Read more »
If you have a default against you, then I am not sure what is on the calendar in court. If you are in default, there is no discovery. I think you are unclear of the posture of the case. Depending on how much is involved, you might want to hire a lawyer. If there is a hearing, you can definitely...Read more »
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