New York City Debt Collection Defense Attorney

Blog Posts in 2011

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

    Read More
  • When your bank account is frozen, learn what your exemptions are and how to claim them.
    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 ...

    Read More
  • The Langel Firm wins Summary Judgment against Pressler and Pressler, LLP for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for knowingly attempting to collect from the wrong man
    The Langel Firm wins Summary Judgment against Pressler and Pressler, LLP for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for knowingly attempting to collect from the wrong man

    Pressler & Pressler, LLP ("Pressler") targeted our client to pay the debt of another man with a nearly identical name. The actual debtor lived in a different county. He was sued and defaulted in a ...

    Read More
  • Why debt buyers have difficulty enforcing collection lawsuits.
    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 the matters ...

    Read More
  • May Debt Collectors Recover Attorney's Fees From You?
    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 authorized by a contractual ...

    Read More
  • The Langel Firm overturns $266,382 judgment and compels dismissal of case
    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 ...

    Read More