Testifying at a Debt Collection Trial During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Illustration of a video call to representing testifying debt collection.The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ways clients can testify at trial in New York courts. If you are planning on testifying at a debt collection trial, here’s what to expect.


If you are worried about the hassle of traveling to and from court, don’t be. All debt collection trials are now conducted remotely. For now, you don’t have to worry about appearing in person. If however, you requested a jury trial, your case will not go forward at this time. All jury trials have been postponed until further notice.


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How to Collect B2B Debt

Photo of a calculator to represent B2B DebtIf collecting debts owed to your business is draining your time, patience, and resources, it’s time to consider hiring a professional. The internet is awash with ads for collection agencies that promise to obtain money for you, but their harsh and aggressive collection techniques could reflect badly on your business. That’s why it’s important to hire a reputable collection attorney that knows how to collect B2B debt properly.

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Common Defenses in Mechanic’s Lien Foreclosure Cases

An image of tools to represent mechanics lien foreclosureFiling a mechanic’s lien may not be enough to get paid. While it works as a lien on the real property you improved, if not voluntarily paid, you will have to make a decision regarding what to do next. The lien itself can not secure payment for monies owed. Here is an all too common scenario:

Your company was hired as a subcontractor for a job located at 123 First Avenue, New York. The general contractor who hired you to work on the job never paid you. Believing the owner did not pay the general contractor for your work, you filed a mechanic’s lien against the property at 123 First Avenue. Even though you filed a lien, neither the owner of the property nor the general contractor paid you to satisfy the lien. Continue reading “Common Defenses in Mechanic’s Lien Foreclosure Cases”