NY Court System Adopts New Rules For Consumer Debt Collection Cases

By: Robert J. Nahoum   New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced that new rules have been adopted to prevent the entry of unwarranted default judgments in the 100,000 plus debt collection cases filed yearly in New York state courts. According the Chief Administrator’s office, “the new rules reflect the most comprehensive effort by a court system nationally to ensure a […]

The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum Convinces Eltman, Eltman & Cooper To Vacate a 17 Year Old Default Judgment

By: Robert J. Nahoum   We have noted a remarkable uptick in the assignments of judgments – a debt buying practice where debt buyers purchase portfolios of old default judgments which have lain dormant for years.  In particular, we have observed the infamous New York debt buyer Erin Capital Management and their affiliated law firm Eltman, Eltman & Cooper dusting off […]

What is an Information Subpoena?

By: Robert J. Nahoum The Problem: You come home to find a notice from the post office posted to your door informing you that there is certified mail waiting for you.  Knowing that few good things come to you by certified mail; you are immediately concerned.  Off to the post office you go to uncover your mystery.  When you open the […]

What Property is Exempt From Debt Collection?

By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You’ve been sued, there is a judgment against you and now the debt collector is coming to enforce the judgment.  You’re broke and out of work, can the debt collector take away your property? The Rule: In New York, as in most states, there is a laundry list of property exempt from judgment enforcement and […]