Blog Posts in December, 2011

Palisades Acquisition XVI, LLC and Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP fail to appear in court to face our challenge to their money judgment and bank restraint

The lesson here is that if a creditor has frozen your bank account, call us right away to 1) claim your exemptions; and 2) attack the judgment upon with the bank attachment is premised. Our client was ...
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When your bank account is frozen, learn what your exemptions are and how to claim them.

The lessons in this case are 1) be aware that some sources of money are ALWAYS exempt from the reach of creditor judgments; and 2) quickly claim your exemptions with supporting documentation. The ...
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Why debt buyers have difficulty enforcing collection lawsuits.

The short answer: The Hearsay Evidence Rule. This rule prohibits the admission into evidence of statements – oral or written – made by an out-of-court witness offered to prove the truth of ...
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May Debt Collectors Recover Attorney's Fees From You?

The law in New York (indeed, in most states – it is so ubiquitous it is known as "the American rule") is that attorney's fees are not recoverable damages unless expressly ...
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The Langel Firm overturns $266,382 judgment and compels dismissal of case

The lesson here is that regardless of the size or procedural status of a legal claim for money, any money judgment based on bad service is attackable. In this case (anonymity requested), our client ...
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Palisades Collection, LLC and Pressler & Pressler, LLP sued for filing successive, jurisdictionally defective lawsuits against consumer

The front page of the New York Law Journal (Nov. 4, 2011) housed this torturous story about an Erie County woman who took it upon herself to hold accountable a debt buyer, Palisades Collection, LLC, ...
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