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 sued in 2008 at his mother's New York address where he has not lived in over 10 years. In fact, he has been living in California since 2005. Palisades, through its attorneys, Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP, sued him and secured a default judgment against him anyway. Cohen & Slamowitz sought to enforce that judgment by
restraining (freezing) his bank account(s). The Langel Firm collected overwhelming proof (utility bills, tax returns, and earnings statements) that he had been living in California during the time of alleged
service of the summons and complaint. We prepared emergency papers seeking to overturn the judgment and dismiss the action. Palisades and Cohen & Slamowitz did not appear to challenge our action to throw the case out. We indeed caused the bank account to be released and the complaint dismissed.