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Debt and a judgement but I was never served Other Debt

Discussion in 'Other Debt, Collection, Garnishment' started by Jef R, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. Jef R

    Jef R Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My dad recently received an information subpoena asking for information on my assets. According to the subpoena, I lost a court case back in 2004 for rental of a garage parking space. We had given up the space before the months they say we owe for.

    The amount of the judgement and that they are now trying to collect has more than doubled.

    The issues are:
    1 - I was never served and never heard about the case nor the judgement until a few months ago despite the fact that it was entered back in March of 2004 and it was sent to the county clerk to be docketed until September 2010.

    A few questions:
    1 - Is the statute of limitations 10 or 20 years for individuals in NY?
    2 - I was never served. Can I appeal the case? I was told by the plaintiffs lawyer that I had to have appealed in the 1st 5 years. I obviously am not putting much weight on their opinion. Can I appeal and if it is indeed 5 years, would it be from when the judgement was entered back in March of 2004 or when it was sent to the county clerk to be docketed until September 2010?

    Thank you very much.
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