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Landlord Tenant Judgements

Often times good, hard-working, honest people find themselves in a situation where they struggled to pay their rent. They accumulate back rent, late fees, penalties, and even attorneys fees. When landlords take them to court they thankfully strike a deal to turn over the keys and walk away from the apartment free and clear, or […]

When Debt Collection Companies Don’t Follow The Rules

There are many debt collection companies and law firms. These companies often times flagrantly violate the rules, laws and regulations regarding how debt collectors are supposed to practice their profession. For a long time one of the most notorious of these companies was a law firm commonly referred to as Mel Harris & Associates. A few years […]


Although the real estate market in this country seemed to bounce back from the crash of 2008, foreclosures are still happening at a regular pace. Many homeowners are under the impression that if they lose their house to foreclosure that they can simply walk away. Unfortunately that’s not the case. Without the representation of an […]

Default Judgments & Credit Reports

Many consumers discover that a default judgment has been placed on their credit report when they apply for a mortgage, credit card, car loan or some other credit based product or service. Often times they ask me, “can’t I just call up the credit card company and settle the account?” Alas, these matters are never that simple. […]


Many people are dealing with the problem of auto loan judgments. Their story goes something like this: So you finally bought that car you have been drooling over for the past 6 months. A few days into the purchase your new hot rod begins shake, rattle, but not roll. It eventually dawns on you that there […]

Attorney Abel Pierre Successfully Defends Diabetic Woman Facing A $124,000 Judgment

Judgments can be scary, especially when that judgment may result in a wage garnishment or frozen bank account. But what happens if you are on payment plan, almost finished, and get sick and can’t complete it? Well that’s what happened to a research fellow, employed and one of New York City’s most prestigious hospitals. A […]

Deadlines Part 2: Race Against the Clock: Fighting & Preventing Judgments

If you are being sued for an old credit card or medical debt collection, then you had better hurry up and retain an attorney to file an answer. The cost may not be as high as you think. The cost of not answering at all may be more expensive if the collection agency and their collection lawyer […]

Deadlines Part 1: Race Against the Clock: Initial Lawsuits

Deadlines are a part of our everyday lives. We are constantly running to make sure that we get our tasks completed prior to the expiration of a deadline, whether it is at home or at work. It is equally important to understand the importance of beating deadlines when trying to undo the damage that is […]

TICK TOCK: The Judgment Is Being Enforced and Time Is Running Out!

Let’s face it: most people don’t know that they have a judgment against them until it’s too late. The credit collection agencies are sneaky and oftentimes will wait until they get a default judgment or until they freeze your bank account before you find out about the judgment. Or even worse – they send an embarrassing notice to your […]