Blog Posts in August, 2010

Consumer gets jurisdiction hearing by denying specific facts in affidavit of service

Today's New York Law Journal case, Chase Home Financing, LLC v, Adetula, emphasizes the importance of asserting -- without waiving -- your defense of lack of personal jurisdiction due to improper ...
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The Langel Firm overturns judgment of RAB Performance Recoveries and Malen & Associates, P.C.; Mother's teaching wages returned

Today, we invalidated a $10,000 judgment entered against of a bronx teacher, a single mother. At the scheduled traverse hearing (a hearing to determine jurisdiction), the Malen & Associates, P.C. ...
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Bank of America, FIA pay $5M Fine

Bank of America and its subsidiary, FIA, this week settled a three-year lawsuit brought against them by San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera for allegedly forcing consumers to use arbitration ...
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The Big 5 NYC Debt Collection Law Firms

A recent study found that the following five law firms filed two-thirds of the New York City credit card lawsuits during 2006-2008: Mel S. Harris & Associates, LLC Cohen & Slamowitz Mullooly, ...
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The Langel Firm settles $20,000 case with Asset Acceptance for $1.00 after vacating default judgment.

My Client was sued by Asset Acceptance, LLC for approximately $20,000 in July of 2009. After not appearing in court, a default judgment was entered against her for $20, 601. She retained me to ...
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Complaint Dismissed Post-trial Because Consumer Not Notified of Assignment

Today we report on a recent case called South Shore Adjustment Co. v Pierre. [1] In this case, South Shore, a debt buyer, tried to collect from a consumer on an alleged credit card debt that ...
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