Can You Get Sanctions When There Are Bogus Defenses Used In A Debt Collection Litigation?

A debt collection litigation can spur bogus defenses from a debtor who is attempting to minimize or avoid their payment obligation. There may be cases where debtors have a legitimate reason for withholding payment. However, there are enough cases of … Continue reading

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Do I take the customer’s call after referring the claim to a debt collection attorney?

IMG_00001353Your collection manager gave it their best shot — calls, letters, emails, faxes, an offer to go to debtor’s premises to pick up a check — before referring your non-paying customer out for collection. If the debtor doesn’t respond, or the responsive is not productive, your best option is to send the claim to a collection attorney.

A collection attorney’s job is to make that phone ring and bring the debtor to the table. There’s a good chance, after receiving calls and letters from an attorney, your once silent customer will reach out to you.

Then what? Do you call the customer back? Continue reading “Do I take the customer’s call after referring the claim to a debt collection attorney?”

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NYC Debt Collection Litigation: Changes to 100,000 Plus Consumer Debt Collection Cases Filed Yearly

Debt Collection LitigationThe New York Civil Court has proposed significant changes affecting debt collection litigation in consumer cases. In an attempt to put consumers on equal footing, offering them additional protection, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman has proposed reforms affecting the over 100,000 consumer claims filed annually, half of which result in default judgments. Continue reading “NYC Debt Collection Litigation: Changes to 100,000 Plus Consumer Debt Collection Cases Filed Yearly”

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How Do You Start Debt Collection Litigation in New York?

How Do You Start Debt Collection Litigation in New York?Debt collection litigation in New York is started by the filing of a document detailing the relief requested. In other words, the document details why you are filing the lawsuit and what you are looking to gain. Continue reading “How Do You Start Debt Collection Litigation in New York?”

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