New York Debt Collection Papers: Informing My Client of Filing Suit

New York debt collection papers, what are the rules about letting your client know you filed them?

After suit authorization, you or your attorney files papers used to begin New York debt collection litigation with the court. Papers used to begin a NY debt collection litigation generally consist of a summons and complaint, a summons with notice, or a motion for summary judgment in lieu of complaint. You must serve any of those on the parties named in the lawsuit according to strict rules.

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Domesticating a Judgment in New York for Non-NY Cases

A US flag hanging in front of a court house.Domesticating a judgment in New York obtained out of state, to the dismay of some, is not automatic. New York does not allow the automatic registration of a judgment obtained on default from another state. Domesticating a sister-state judgment and converting it to a NY judgment requires filing a lawsuit. It is, therefore, important to understand the defenses available to someone contesting the domestication of the out-of-state judgment in New York. This also may be a good time to mention that out-of-state judgments are not treated the same as federal judgments. Continue reading “Domesticating a Judgment in New York for Non-NY Cases”

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Doing Business With a Nonpaying Customer

Two people shaking hands. Only their forearms are visible.A former customer – a nonpaying customer – called and wants to do business again. Should you do business again with the nonpaying customer?

For some, the answer is an unequivocal no. For others, it’s a maybe. Such was the topic of conversation at this past week’s LMNOP workshop. This is the dilemma for many inside and outside the New York real estate industry. Continue reading “Doing Business With a Nonpaying Customer”

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New York Mechanic’s Liens – an Influential Process

New York mechanic’s liens are truly influential. Why is that important to you? New York’s real estate boom has been a tremendous catalyst for growth. And, points of pain may be associated with that growth. For instance, if you’re someone who has extended credit to fund one project or a few or have money out on the street in some other way, you must know how to best protect your rights. For that reason, understanding New York mechanic’s liens and their influence in helping you receive payment is a must. Continue reading “New York Mechanic’s Liens – an Influential Process”

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