Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cuomo targets firms in lawsuit


NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has filed a lawsuit targeting 35 law firms and two debt collections over allegations of unlawful debt collection practices.

The lawsuit aims to throw out an estimated 100,000 default judgments that were inappropriately obtained against New York consumers.

According to the lawsuit, the companies relied on Long Island-based American Legal Process (ALP) to notify New York consumers that they faced being sued for debt relations.

However, ALP never served legal papers to the consumers that were notified either by mail or phone, Cuomo said.

In an effort to provide relief to thousands of consumers, the lawsuit asks the court to throw out all default judgments that were used by the firms against consumers in which ALP was directly involved in the legal process, according to Cuomo.

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Cuomo targets firms in lawsuit


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