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  • The Langel Firm Settled a $69,139 Judgment (Pinpoint Technologies) for $2,000
    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
    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
    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 traverse hearing. 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 since 2011 ...

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  • Consumer Given Another Chance to Challenge Pinpoint Technologies' Affidavit of Service
    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.
    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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