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  • 25 Essential Q&As for New York Consumers Facing Debt Lawsuits
    25 Essential Q&As for New York Consumers Facing Debt Lawsuits

    Dealing with a debt collection lawsuit can be daunting, especially in New York with our separate City Civil Courts. This comprehensive guide answers 25 critical questions to empower you as a consumer. ...

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  • 2024 Lessons About a $260K Judgment Tossed in 2011: "Dwelling Place" or "Abode"
    2024 Lessons About a $260K Judgment Tossed in 2011: "Dwelling Place" or "Abode"

    In the 2011 case handled by The Langel Firm, we overturned a $266,382 judgment and compelled the dismissal of the case. This foreign-judgment case represented a significant legal victory underscoring ...

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  • Citibank Fails to Show Debtor Retained Account Statements Without objection; Appeals Court Rejects its Account Stated Claim
    Citibank Fails to Show Debtor Retained Account Statements Without objection; Appeals Court Rejects its Account Stated Claim

    In a notable appellate decision, the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court's Second Judicial Department overturned a lower court's decision that had previously favored Citibank in a ...

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  • Do I Have to Pay the Creditor's Attorneys' Fees if I Lose My Credit Card Lawsuit?
    Do I Have to Pay the Creditor's Attorneys' Fees if I Lose My Credit Card Lawsuit?

    The Basic Rule: No Automatic Attorney's Fees In New York, attorney's fees are not typically recoverable damages unless there's a specific contractual agreement or statute. This is known as "the ...

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  • The Langel Firm Swiftly Causes Dismissal of $86,473.47 Bank Lawsuit
    The Langel Firm Swiftly Causes Dismissal of $86,473.47 Bank Lawsuit

    Regions Bank sued our client in for a line of credit issued for $90,000.00. This blog details our defensive strategy to combat the lawsuit and secure a favorable outcome for our client. Challenging ...

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