New York Debt Collection and a Safe Deposit Box

New York debt collection and a safe deposit box, how does one affect the other? Convinced that your customer is hiding stockpiles of cash, stock certificates and the keys to the kingdom in their safe deposit box?  If you bring a New York debt collection case, can you empty your client’s safe deposit box? Continue reading “New York Debt Collection and a Safe Deposit Box”

Read more...

New York Debt Collection and Standing to Sue

Man standing with briefcase. You cannot see his face.New York debt collection and standing to sue, do you have that standing? Can a company that is unauthorized with NY State have standing to sue? Can such a company maintain NY state debt collection litigation to recover monies owed from a non-paying customer?

Do you know the answer to these questions?

Continue reading “New York Debt Collection and Standing to Sue”

Read more...

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.

Continue reading “New York Debt Collection Papers: Informing My Client of Filing Suit”

Read more...

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”

Read more...