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New York City Collection Defense Lawyer

Were You Improperly Served Notice by a Debt Collector?

As the economy affects more consumers, many are less able to keep up with their bills and fall behind in their payments. This situation has increased the number of lawsuits being filed, and leads to sloppy service of notices, which then can be a big problem in court. If you believe that you were improperly served in your lawsuit, attorneys at The Tariq Law P.C. want to talk with you and help you determine whether you have a case. We have extensive experience in collection defense matters and, by contacting The Tariq Law P.C., you will be assured of prompt attention and a fierce protection of your rights.

Debt Defense in New York City: Proper Lawsuit Notification

A consumer must be notified that a lawsuit is being filed through "proper service." Per New York law, there are three ways to constitute proper service; following is the general outline:

  • Summons delivered to you personally

  • Summons delivered to someone at you home/business, followed by a mailing

  • Summons posted to your door, followed by a mailing

Our firm has successfully represented clients with debt collection defense cases over the past ten years in areas of illegal service of court summons ("sewer service"), debt collection harassment, and many other financially based matters. We routinely help people victimized by debt collectors who improperly serve them and then count on a lack of court oversight to get default judgments. We are alert to these and other tactics they use and will do all that is possible to stop them in their tracks, even filing our own lawsuit when necessary to protect your rights.

We are a member of the National Association of Consumer Law Advocates and have in our midst an attorney who is Arbitrator for the Small Claims Court of New York City, a past Assistant Adjunct Law Professor and a current lecturer on financial subjects. When considering law firms to defend your debt collection issue, we would appreciate the opportunity to use our experience, extensive skills and resources to help you obtain a positive resolution to your case.

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