Mel Harris & Associates Is Out of Business

By: Robert J. Nahoum Embattled New York debt collection law firm Mel Harris & Associates has closed its doors forever. Through its harassing and abusive debt collection tactics, Mel Harris & Associates has disrupted the lives of tens of thousands of New York consumers for years.  Well, it appears the chickens finally came home to roost. Mel Harris & Associates […]

Kirschenbaum & Phillips, PC – Sloppy and Noncompliant

By: Robert J. Nahoum Infamous debt collection law-firm Kirschenbaum & Phillips, PC was bench slapped by Federal District Court Judge Eric N. Vitaliano for its “sloppiness and inattention to rules and detail” in a scathing opinion issued by the Court.  The matter entitled Rivero v. Kirschenbaum & Phillips, PC, was filed in United States District Court, Eastern District of New […]

What is the Marshal and a Sheriff’s “Poundage” in a NY Debt Collection Lawsuit?

By: Robert J. Nahoum When a money judgment has been entered against a debtor in a New York debt collection lawsuit, the New York City Marshal (or County Sheriff outside of New York City) is typically engaged to assist the debt collection lawyer in enforcing the judgment.  The Marshal or Sheriff is the court’s civil enforcement officer and has the […]