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Methods of Service of Legal Papers on a Person: New York

In order to properly commence a lawsuit, the plaintiff must serve a Summons and Complaint or a Summons with Notice upon the defendant. Proper service under CPLR 308 can be effectuated in a few ...
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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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The Langel Firm Overturns $38K Garnishment by LR Credit 4, LLC

Facing a $38,458 garnishment by Marshal Gregg E. Bienstock, our client felt as if he ran out of options. He even paid a couple thousand dollars toward the garnishment. But after exploring his rights ...
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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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NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs Issues Hundreds of Subpoenas to Combat "Sewer Service"

It is no secret that "sewer service" (the intentional failure to serve legal papers) has been a historic problem in New York City. To combat the problem, the New York City Council passed ...
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Case Dismissed for Process Server's Failure to Produce Records at Traverse Hearing

In a recent decision titled U.S. Bank Nat. Assoc. v. Murillo, the Supreme Court, Nassau County, dismissed a foreclosure action for lack of jurisdiction because, at a traverse hearing, the process ...
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Class action accuses Cohen & Slamowitz of vouching for falsified affidavits of service

Cohen & Slamowitz, LLC, a New York, high-volume debt collection law firm was sued for knowingly using falsified affidavits of service after it had been made aware that a particular process serving ...
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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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