Category Archives: Court Judgments

What is a Law List and why do I need one?

Law Lists are a great resource for collection agencies, and one that I don’t find many agencies take advantage of.  When I first started my agency I had never used a Law List before, and wasn’t sure what purpose it … Continue reading

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Contractor Collections

Question:  Hi Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to read my question and hopefully you can provide a response. I own an electrician company and we did work as a subcontractor on a job over a year ago.  We … Continue reading

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What happens if I don't pay?

Michelle, I own a small business in California.  We purchased some product from a company in New Jersey.  We did not sign a contract or agreement of payment terms. This company has hired a law firm to collect the debt … Continue reading

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How to Win a Lawsuit without Hiring a Lawyer

A new book has come to my attention that I thought you might be interested in.  I have written a review for the book called “How to Win a Lawsuit without Hiring a Lawyer” by Attorney David C. Grossack. My … Continue reading

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Ask Michelle

Dear Michelle, I have a problem, I helped out a business that was incorporated. I was given a credit card from this Company for expenses with my name on the card. The owner used his card in excess to the … Continue reading

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Online Debt Collection Risks

Many new collectors or people new to debt collection don’t realize the implications of third party disclosure and how it affects the industry, the collectors and the consumers in the long run. On March 31, 2009, Ryan Singel wrote a … Continue reading

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80% of America’s court judgments go unpaid

We have all seen the Judge Judy TV shows and all of the clones.  They are based on the concept of Small Claims courts.  While Small Claims court gives you more access and less formality than “courts of record”, such … Continue reading

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Hard evidence on how the Economy is hurting us all

People who owe money and fall behind on payments are being sued in record numbers. Check out this article on WVLT-TV from Knoxville TN about how many debt collectors are taking debtors to court and how this is affecting the … Continue reading

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Debt Collectors Are Busy, Thanks to a Slow Economy

Debt collection cases are mushrooming in courts around the country. In Chicago, lawsuits against alleged debtors have more than doubled in recent years. The rise has partly to do with a sluggish economy. But those trying to collect debts are … Continue reading

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