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The Langel Firm Settled a $69,139 Judgment (Pinpoint Technologies) for $2,000

Our client walked in with a Notice of Garnishment issued by Marshal Moses for $69,139. The creditor was Pinpoint Technologies, LLC and the current law firm enforcing the judgment for Pinpoint was ...
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Sykes v. Mel Harris: Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement

NOTICE OF PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND FAIRNESS HEARING Sykes v. Mel S. Harris and Associates LLC, No. 09 Civ. 8486 ...
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Wife not Allowed to "Stand In" for Husband at Traverse Hearing Using Power of Attorney in Lawsuit Brought by Pinpoint Technologies, LLC

A New York appellate court reversed a trial court's decision to let a consumer-defendant's spouse, under a power of attorney, to "stand in" for him for purposes of conducting a ...
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New York "Sewer Service" and "Robo-signing" Case Finally Settles

The Sykes v. Mel Harris class action finally ends with the parties coming to a settlement. The story was on the front page of today's New York Law Journal. We've been reporting on this case ...
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Consumer Given Another Chance to Challenge Pinpoint Technologies' Affidavit of Service

Often times, consumers have to unwind their case after they've defaulted (did not appear in court). Bad service of initial papers often leads to lack of awareness, which then leads to a default ...
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Debt Collector Sue you in the Wrong County? Your Statute of Limitations to Retaliate.

Consumers generally have one year in which to sue a debt collector for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Courts are generally strict in enforcing the one-year time limitation ...
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NY Consumer Permitted to sue LR Credit 22 after Settling Case

Consumers often settle debt-buyer lawsuits without a full understanding of their rights. Often, the settlement agreement contains overbroad release language promising not to sue the debt buyer or its ...
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Debt Buyers using Confusing Names is a Hot Issue for The Langel Firm

We were busy in February 2015. Debt Buyers Using Confusing Names in Litigation We sued several creditors for continuing to use confusing names in court cases. We use recent precedent in Lee v. Forster ...
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NCO Portfolio Management Potentially Liable for Fraudulent Affidavit of Service and Retention of Garnished Money

Our law practice strives to do three things, and do them well: Defend debt lawsuits; Overturn default judgments; and Hold debt collectors liable under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ...
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Lack of Substitution of Counsel & Retention of Money in Violation of Court Order Found not Violative of FDCPA, Holds New York Federal Court

New York State defense litigation collides again with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA"), this time producing a fairly harsh result to the consumer. This office represents ...
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Debt Buyer, LR Credit 14, LLC and Mel Harris Case Dismissed for Failing to Substitute New Counsel

How do you resolve a judgment when the attorneys of record simply claim to no longer represent the plaintiff? Very frequently, our office encounters this problem. The usual response: "this office ...
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LR Credit 21 and Mel Harris firm Fail to Show Compliance with Exemption Law

Judge Ciaffa of New York District Court, Nassau County denies and dismisses Mel Harris' attempt to force a debtor's relinquishment of funds contained in a joint bank account. The cited defect ...
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Class action against LVNV Funding, Resurgent, and Mel S. Harris Survives Dismissal Motion

In Fritz v. Resurgent Capital Services, LP, [1] the plaintiffs in a class action assert claims against Resurgent Capital Services, LP, LVNV Funding, and Mel Harris, et al. for alleged violations of ...
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Resurgent Capital Services, LLC Fails in its Attempt to "Amend" the Caption to Replace it with LVNV Funding as Real Party in Credit Card Lawsuit

Resurgent Capital Services, LLC, represented by Mel Harris & Associates, LLC, was denied in its attempt, by motion, to simply amend the case caption to substitute Resurgent with different debt ...
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"Sewer Service" May Violate FDCPA, Holds New York Federal Court

The defendants in this case [1] : Mel S. Harris & Associates and NCO Portfolio Management, Inc. The plaintiff sued these collection entities under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ...
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LR Credit 22, LLC Sanctioned For Not Timely Honoring Exemption Claim Form

New York's exemption claim form process as recently codified in CPLR § 5222-a acts together with other New York statutes to constitute the Exempt Income Protection Act (EIPA). The act is ...
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The Langel Firm Sues Mel Harris & Associates for Collection Letter that Misrepresents Status of Debt and Makes False Legal Threats

A consumer who had settled a debt with Mel S. Harris and Associates LLC, was making payments pursuant to the settlement agreement, and had no missed or late payments, came to us when she received a ...
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Court Grants Class Certification in Sykes v. Mel Harris; Federal Case Alleging Harris Schemed with Debt Buyer LR Credit and Process Server Samserv Moves Forward

The federal class action brought by four individuals against law firm Mel S. Harris and Associates, debt buyer Leucadia (and several of its LR Credit subsidiaries), process serving company Samserv and ...
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This week, The Firm quickly disposes cases by Mel Harris and Pressler & Pressler

The first case, brought by Mel S. Harris & Associates on behalf of LR Credit 10, LLC enabled us to quickly move to overturn a judgment based on the fact that our client never lived in New York, ...
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Court dismisses collection case by LVNV Funding and Mel Harris

We are pleased to report to you about a recent decision from Kings County Civil Court captioned LVNV Funding LLC v. Hatzakis, 111517-10/KI. The case, in which LVNV Funding sued to collect ...
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Judge Tells Mel Harris - Get Your Plantiff Straight Before You File Suit

Today we report to you on a case called Resurgent Capital Services, LLC v. Mackey, decided in the Nassau County District Court. In this case, plaintiff’s counsel, Mel Harris & Associates, ...
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Class action accuses Mel S. Harris of "massive scheme" of using falsified affidavits of service

In a major victory for consumers, Judge Chin denied a motion to dismiss, setting the stage for a case that alleges a massive scheme to fraudulently obtain default judgments to proceed in the Southern ...
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Judge Spotlights Problems Faced By Unrepresented Debtors

Nassau County District Court Judge Ciaffa stepped in on behalf of a pro se debtor who had been sued by debt buyer LR Credit 21, LLC. The debtor, who had signed a stipulation of payment, told the judge ...
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