You just received word that your nonpaying client hired counsel and is defending the case. They served an answer and discovery demands. Discovery? In debt collection cases? What should you expect?
Discovery is part of the litigation process even in NY debt collection cases. Most importantly, understanding what to expect and preparing in advance will lessen the burden of discovery demands.
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Debt collection is eventually an unfortunate byproduct of most commercial transactions. Extend credit to a customer for their purchase of goods or services, and they’re now in your debt. While most customers pay within the set terms, sometimes customers will be late, or they may even default entirely.
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How long will it take for you to collect my money?
My answer is: that I can tell you based upon statistics the percentage of cases that are paid in the demand, mediation, litigation, arbitration and judgment enforcement phases.
Your non-paying customers’ financial ability to pay, their inclination to pay, the documentation you have to evidence your transaction varies directly affects when we can collect your money. Every case is unique.
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You only have a year to do that. Since arbitration is an expedited process, you get a relatively short period to confirm the award in New York. Confirming the arbitration award has a 12-month statute of limitations. And the clock starts ticking the date of the arbitrator’s final determination, not the date of the arbitration award.
While confirming the award sounds simple and straightforward, there can be bumps in the road. Make certain not to drive into a pothole, causing damage beyond repair that prevents you from confirming your award on time. Continue reading “What’s The Time Limit To Convert An Arbitration Award To A Judgment In NY?”