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  • LR Credit 21 and Mel Harris firm Fail to Show Compliance with Exemption Law
    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 was Mel ...

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  • New York Gets a
    New York Gets a "B" Grade from NCLC in its New Report on State Exemption Laws

    All states have at least some exemption laws, which are laws that exempt certain amounts of a debtor's money or personal property from collection by a creditor. These laws are designed to prevent ...

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  • Class Action Proceeds against Bank of America for Violations of Exempt Income Protection Act
    Class Action Proceeds against Bank of America for Violations of Exempt Income Protection Act

    Finally, a bank may be answerable for ignoring rules to protect New Yorkers' exempt money from seizure by judgment creditors. After three federal cases denied a private right of action against banks ...

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  • Cohen & Slamowitz and Midland Funding Improperly Attempt to shift Burden to Judgment Debtor to Establish Exempt Income in Restrained Bank Account
    Cohen & Slamowitz and Midland Funding Improperly Attempt to shift Burden to Judgment Debtor to Establish Exempt Income in Restrained Bank Account

    Suddenly your bank accounts are frozen. Your money in that account represents social security income, pension funds, unemployment checks, veteran benefits, worker's compensation, wages within last 60 ...

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  • Class action against LVNV Funding, Resurgent, and Mel S. Harris Survives Dismissal Motion
    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 ...

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  • Colorado Capital Investments Inc. Sinks for Failure to Prove Ownership of Debt
    Colorado Capital Investments Inc. Sinks for Failure to Prove Ownership of Debt

    As where many debt buyers fall short in credit card litigation, here [1] , Colorado Capital Investments failed to prove to a New York Civil Court that the defendant's "particular account" had been ...

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